Friday, January 6, 2012

First Presto Pasta Night of 2012

First off…. A very Happy New Year to all of you.  I hope it will be filled with great joy and lots of delicious pasta!  And since we are still all trying to get back to our normal routines... whatever they look like, it's no surprise that this week's roundup is a little light.   It still is delicious and has a little something for everyone... healthy... comforting... economic... stress-free prep.   The perfect base for any New Year's resolution that really are easy to keep without even thinking about it.

First in … actually arrived before Christmas… is Sudha of Wit, Wok & Wisdom, who writes beautifully and cooks even better!   Her Fusilli with Green Beans & Carrots is a perfectly wonderful way to start a Healthy, Happy 2012.  
Stash of  The Spamwise Chronicles was also in early with the most gorgeous looking recipes.  Penne with Fennel, Mint & Breadcrumbs for PPN and shrimps for whenever!

Julie of Pictures of All My Princesses shares a CheeseBurger Macaroni.  Nothing like comfort food to deal with winter, not to mention the "getting back into the routine" and all the stress that brings.  And this one takes the cake... or make it burger... to a new level.
Alisha, of Cook, Craft, Enjoy... who will also be hosting later this month, sent in another comfort dinner... Penne Chicken Casserole.  Another easy prep and tasty meal for the season.
And lastly, my own Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Beets, Tomatoes & Crispy Breadcrumbs - a healthy start to 2012 that uses local ingredients (I do love supporting local farmers),  is vegetarian (I do plan on serving more veg and less meat), and uses up leftovers in a most delicious way.
Next week, Helen of Fuss Free Flavors will be hosting PPN #246- for the SIXTH time, no less!!!  Send your entries to helen (at) fussfreeflavours (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com  by Thursday January 12th and check back for the roundup on Friday.


Joanne said...

This may be light but everything looks delicious!

Clarion Mendes said...

I love the look of the pasta with cauliflower, beets and breadcrumbs...yummy!!!!

Sarah @ Taste My Plate said...

I've missed Preso Pasta nights! I'll be stopping more often from now on I hope. 2011 blogging took a dive for me, but I'm happy to be back.
I wish i had thought about Presto Pasta nights sooner. I would have liked to share my first time making homemade pasta. I guess I can share this with you all now though :)
Happy 2012!

Stash said...

Thanks for the link love, Ruth.

HNY to all...