Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Once Again Pasta Saves The Day

On Monday, I had a great plan for dinner. Nothing fancy, just a pasta using my favorite fresh sweet fennel sausages from the Italian Market down the street. I was just deciding what, besides the plump cremini mushrooms, I'd add to the mix when the phone rang. It was my Honey suggesting we go over to see the grandsons. I knew I couldn't take the sausages over to my daughter's. She likes to keep her kitchen kosher style which means no pork and I'm pretty sure that the sausages are pork. That said she was happy to have us visit and would figure out her own pasta delight by the time we got there.
It was so delicious, I just had to share this Mustardy Rotini with Chicken and Mushrooms (among other things) with Presto Pasta Nights. I't incredible how a little grainy mustard added to pasta water can make the most heavenly sauce. The left over roasted chicken didn't hurt either.

This week Kevin, my very favorite Closet Cook is hosting PPN again. If you remember, Kevin was the first guest host - #67 way back in June, 2008. Thanks Kevin, for hosting again. And everyone else...please send Kevin your latest and greatest pasta by Thursday night - lynch (dot)kevin (at)gmail(dot)com and cc- ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com and then join us for the roundup on Friday.


Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Pasta saves the day again:D

test it comm said...

Pastas that only take as long to make as it takes to boil the pasta are the best! I have really been into grainy mustard lately and this sounds like a great way to enjoy some. What a tasty sounding pasta! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights!

Joanne said...

Pasta saves the day every day in my world! Looks delicious.