Friday, March 2, 2012
Presto Pasta Party - We're Five Years Old!
Presto Pasta Night Roundups. I started it on a lark in March, 2007. I thought it might be fun then and here's my first entry (actually two) Crab, Ricotta & Spinach Cannelloni
Fettuccine with Olive Oil, Basil & Garlic.
Joanne who always Eats Well With Others and is a frequent PPNer, shared a truly gorgeous and inspired Baked Rigatoni with Brussels Sprouts, Figs & Blue Cheese for our party (which sort of coincides with her own birthday - so Happy Birthday Joanne).
Feeding Boys & a Fire Fighter and a great vegetarian dish of Creme Fraiche, Lemon, Peas & Soya Meatball Pasta that looks great even for a carnivore like me.
Teczcape is another awesome PPN regular. She shares this Gourmet Singapore Laksa that takes quick to spectacular in minutes.
Thyme for Cooking hasn't been around for a while. Her hubby has T1 Diabetes and can't tolerate pasta very well. She still made a wonderful dish of Teryaki Meatballs which she'll have over pasta and perhaps he could have over rice.
Cookin' With Moxie made a very special Fettuccine Marinara with Two Ricottas. I've been meaning to try ricotta salata and this recipe will definitely have me hunting for some.
Cook.Craft.Enjoy remembers her first PPN entry - Pad Thai and this time around returns to Thailand for Thai Pork & Noodles that looks equally delicious.
One Perfect Bite (although, really... how could one stop at just ONE perfect bite?) made this wonderful dish of Pasta with Cabbage, Pancetta & Cheese and I will need more than just one bite for sure!
Lavender and Lime is a frequent PPN contributor and host and this week she brings a lovely Baked Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo. What a delightful way to celebrate.
From Kirsten's Kitchen to Yours decided to remind me of all the events that have taken place over the last five years. Good thing she also shared a mouth-watering plate of Fusilli Putanesca. It's been quite the ride!
Eat the Right Stuff made me blush with her kind words.... and totally drool with this awesome Orecchiette with Aubergine & Caramelized Onions. My favorite ingredients all in one dish!
Pictures of All My Princesses made a very unique and delicious Artichoke & Bruschetta Pasta that is perfect for a party.
So So Simple Food lives totally on the other side of the planet from me... New Zealand is definitely south and definitely in summer rather than winter. So I love the Orzo Summer Salad. It's the antidote for blustery, stormy, grey winter weather we're experiencing here at the moment.
Briciole gives a great pesto lesson - and pesto being one of my favorite things (always some in my freezer) I love a new tip. I'd never heard of Pesto Secco and now we are all the wiser. And next week, Simona will be hosting PPN for the fourth time, no less!
Lemon & Cheese sneaked in under the wire with this Smoked Mackerel Spaghetti Frittata... my kind of dish especially for the morning after lots of revelry.
Life & Loves of Grumpy's HoneyBunch. She's guest hosting for a friend (you have got to read the post!) but did find the time to share this Peppery Cod with Lemon Garlic Linguine. Glad I caught it in time to share.
Of course I've been so busy all week drooling over these pastas as they came in, that I didn't come up with anything interesting of my own. No time to make anything more complicated than using the last container of my Lazy Bones Marinara hiding in my freezer. It was one of the first pasta sauces I wrote about on my blog back in 2005 and always a staple in my fridge or freezer ever since.
Briciole will be hosting Presto Pasta Nights as we head into year number six. It's Simona's fourth time and you can send your entries to simosite (at) mac (dot) com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday March 8
If you'd like to host a PPN Roundup. Just drop me a line to pick a date. March 23rd and beyond are available. It's never to early to sign up!