Friday, April 6, 2012

Presto Pasta Night #258 & Happy Easter & Passover

As I write this, it's both Good Friday and the eve of Passover, when for eight days we Jews are not to eat anything with flour - no bread, and none of the usual pastas, but I digress... I wish all my Christian and Jewish friends the best... especially the feasting.

As for Presto Pasta Night, here are the wonderful entries.  Thanks everyone for some great sharing!  I'll be bookmarking then for after Passover!

Juli of Pictures of All My Princesses was first in with this terrific Cabbage Broccoli Salad with Ramen Noodles.
Next in Andrea of Nummy Kitchen, shared this Fried Noodle Cake with Hoisin Vegetables from an old, unused cookbook.  Glad she tried it!
I always drool over Tigerfish of Teczcape's dishes.  The photos alone have me drooling and the dishes always delight - this one is no exception.  Shitake, Woodear & Cremini Mushrooms Miso Udon.  What a savory mouthful that is!
Stash of The Spamwise Chronicles is another one of those food bloggers I adore - gorgeous photos and brilliant dishes.  This one - Spaghetti with White Clam Sauce, Samphire and Fried Breadcrumbs with Bottarga really have me regretting not buying some Bottarga when I was in Montreal.   
Rachel, The Crispy Cook is back with a gluten free delicious sounding Pizzoccherri for those who usually just get to wishful think here at PPN.  
Janet from the Taste Space (and new to PPN) brings a whole new meaning to Alfredo - Check out her High Protein Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta.  It might even induce me to do some of the bike riding she does. 
and Gay our resident Scientist in the Kitchen came up with this Drunken Linguine that's a great Thai dish if ever there was one.
Next in...Pam of Sidewalk Shoes actually has a request... ideas to make this Ham & Cheese Macaroni Bake come out creamier.  Can you help?
Joanne, who Eats Well With Others always, and I do mean always comes up with fantastic posts.  Naturally this time is no different. The  Pasta with Tomatoes, Pine Nuts & Raisins looks fantastic - almost has me ready to run a marathon myself... or at least have a bowlful while watching one on TV. 
and Katie of Feeding Boys & a Firefighter shares a wonderful looking Macaroni & Broccoli Souffle for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Last but not least - at least I loved this Roasted Eggplant, Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna with lots of surprises on the tongue.  
So thanks everyone for such mouth-watering treats this week.  And don't forget that next week Gillian of So So Simple Life from way way Down Under (New Zealand!) will be hosting.  Send your entries to cajun(dot) moon (at) xtra (dot) co (dot) nz  and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by Thursday April 12

If you'd like to host a PPN Roundup. Just drop me a line to pick a date. April 20th and beyond are available.  It's never to early to sign up!


bellini said...

Have a wonderful holiday Ruth with your family. I hope to get back to eating pasta, I don't don't know what has stopped me lately.

tigerfish said...

Thanks for the round up! As always, I'm always inspired by the round up of dishes.

Joanne said...

Thanks for such a delicious round-up Ruth! Happy Passover! (I'm not sure that's the right thing to say, but you know what I mean. :P)

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Thank you for including me in the round-up! All of the dishes look delicious, can't wait to check them out and hopefully add some to my menu plan this week!

Your lasagna is the most eye catching for me (or would that be taste-bud catching? :) ) I adore eggplant, spinach, and mushrooms and bet they made one amazing lasagna.

Ruth Daniels said...

Bellini - glad you're still reading about pasta ;-) Hopefully you'll be caught by the pasta bug soon.

Tigerfish - your dishes always add that "inspiration" piece to the roundups.

Joanne - I hope you had a Happy Easter - and "Happy Passover" is perfect.

Andrea - of course I'd include you in the roundup! So glad you like the lasagna - it is one of my favorite ways to combine eggplant, spinach & pasta.