Friday, April 18, 2008

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #59

I want to apologize up front for babbling, incoherence, unfinished thoughts, and most importantly any missing entries. It's just that the flu I had has turned into pneumonia...sounds more dramatic than it is, but I'll use it for pity. So without further are the real stars.

Ching, of Little Corner of Mine is a first time PPNer and just missed last week's roundup. Look at her stunning Seafood Pesto Spaghetti! She also wants some ideas for other uses for pesto...leave her your tips in her comments.

Kevin, of Closet Cooking (and I can never get the image out of my head of him in a tiny cupboard preparing gorgeous meals) shares a fantastic dish of "left overs". There is nothing like pasta to to take odds and ends and make a magical dish. Check out his Pasta with Sausages, Roasted Red Peppers, Olives and Goat Cheese.

Newcomer Sarah of Homemade shares this terrific dish of Penne with Roasted Eggplant & Tomatoes

Randi of Oh Kitchen, What Won't You Do? made a Scallop Pasta for the first time and it looks wonderful.

Somehow I missed Daphne of More Than Words last sorry! Here's her fun Tom Yum Cashew Noodles. I wonder if the Asian store here in Halifax carries Tom Yum paste.

Wiffy of NoobCook is another first time PPNer and she shares this Mango Salsa Pasta that skips Spring altogether and jumps right into Summer.

Dharm of Dad, Baker & Chef shares this glorious dish of Spicy Mango Salad with Prawns that his wife created...sounds like a perfect team in the kitchen. It even gives us a photo step-by-step.

Kitchenetta of Got No Milk is busy preparing for Passover, but she shared an old favorite of hers...Italian Chock Full of Vegetables Tomato Sauce.

Mochachocolata-Rita splurged with this dinner...Steak & Tortellini with Creamy Mushroom Sauce. Everyone needs supreme pampering sometimes! This is a perfect such dinner.

Alisha of Cook, Craft, Enjoy shares a lovely Pineapple Ricotta Kugel. I could go for some right now.

Apu of Annarasa, delivered this comforting dish of Spinach & Mushroom Rotini.

Katie of Thyme for Cooking actually has tulips in her garden. I'd hate her if she didn't feed us so well every week. This time it's a Simple Pasta with Fresh Herbs, which are also starting to sprout.

Newcomer, Mari of Mevrouw Cupcakes brings the perfect dish...Tortellini with Ham & Peas. It's fast, easy and comforting...and besides the green also makes it fun!

Pam of Sidewalk Shoes brings Mushroom Stroganoff that has me wanting to lick the screen.

Ricki of Diet, Dessert & Dogs gave me a good laugh followed by a great dish of Spicy Red Pepper Pasta.

Sher of What Did You Eat? presents this Tomato Basil Pasta with Irish Butter...there are no words...check it out.

Becke, the Columbus Foodie made Beef Stew in her pressure cooker and it looks awesome especially served with cute pasta wagon wheels.

Chris of We (Heart) Food sent in this very healthful, very pretty dish that Lisa made...Tofu with Greens & Noodles

And for me...I thought I'd share a Passover dish of Spinach, Matzoh Lasagna. No excuses for not making pasta just because we can't use flour. My daughter and I were actually going to make our own pasta - we found a recipe using cake meal (finely ground matzos) but everyone's been sick with flus, so perhaps next year.

My apologies to Tigerfish of can tell how sick I was if I forgot to add her unbelievable Arrabiata with Shrimp...this will definitely be first on my list after Passover....I know what is a nice Jewish girl doing eating shrimp...answer....enjoying it immensely

Don't forget to join in the Presto Pasta Night experience and please visit the Presto Pasta Gang on Facebook.

And, of course, a very big thank you to all of you for playing along and visiting every week!!! I can always count on you to make it special.


Anonymous said...

Ruth, please feel better soon. You will always be the star here at Presto Pasta Nights. Thanks for another great edition.

sher said...

Yes, please get better soon. And thanks for going beyone the call of duty to make this re-cap for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Thanks for the recap! :) I hope you feel better soon, take care :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry you're still not feeling well! Glad I could give you a laugh, anyway.

Hope you're up and about again very soon. . . and that you can still enjoy your Passover!

tigerfish said...

Hope you are well right now. seem to have missed my PPN entry this week.

It's here!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Hope you're feeling better by now. The sun should be shining on your part of the world by now:D

Ruth Daniels said...

Tigerfish...oh my!!! How could I have missed your awesome dish! My apologies and now it's been added.

Thanks for playing and don't hold it against me ;-0 Pneumonia and antibiotics has me less than observant.

Ruth Daniels said...

Oh...and Bellini is glorious here. We actually went out for a lovely lunch (my first time out since getting sick).

Ferdzy said...

Pneumonia... not fun at all. I hope the fact that you went out means you are on the mend!

Ruth Daniels said...

Ferdzy, I am! And we're heading out to Toronto tomorrow to see the family.

LisaRene said...

Hope you are back to 100% very soon! I've never been a huge pasta eater but because of you I find it often on my mind :) I'm thinking up a recipe for next week.

tigerfish said...

Oh ruth, you should have waited till next week. There was no urgency really to post it up. Now I feel soooo bad.....

Such a fantastic round up!

Anonymous said...

am glad you're feeling better ruth - make sure you take time to recover properly!

Coffee and Vanilla said...


Just a short note that you have been awarded with "E for Excellent" Award :)

Ciao, Margot

Katie Zeller said...

Hope you are feeling better. (I always forget about the shrimp... my good friend, also Jewish, also eats shrimp. Won't touch the ham, tho...I get easily confused)
Great round-up!

Ruth Daniels said...

i am definitely on the mend...thanks all and Margot, thanks for the Excellence award.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better, get well soon. A great round up as usual. :)

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Poor you Ruth! i hope you are clear of it soon :)