Friday, February 5, 2010

Presto Pasta Night Roundup #149

This week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup #149 is awesome....with dishes that are all over the map - literally and figuratively. They are all unique and truly inspired, so let's get down to business.

Johanna of Green Gourmet Giraffe is first in with the cutest story of her little one’s first pasta. I don’t want to spoil it, but I’m still smiling and it’s hours since I’ve read it.
Dharm of Dad, Chef & Baker brings a little religion to the mix...well frankly anything with Prawns is a religious experience for me. Thanks for the Pasta, Prawns & Holy Trinity.
Graziana of Erbe in Cucina is back with a very interesting dish - Bitter Orange & Smoked Salmon Pasta. Too bad I'll never find bitter oranges here...way too cold to grow. I bet it will still taste amazing with regular oranges.
Joanne of Eats Well With Others shares another great story (they always are) with an equally terrific pasta (they always are too) - Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
Tigerfish of Teczcape taught me something new this week...obviously loofah is more than just used to exfoliate! Check out her gorgeous Seaweed, Tomato & Loofah Soup - healthy and delicious. Now I have to find the kind of loofah that doesn't hang on the back of my bathroom door.
Judith of Think on It, sent in an earlier pasta dish because she's dieting and got to a dress size break through. So Congratulations Judith! And thanks for thinking of us with you Pasta with Olives & Artichokes. You can live vicariously through the rest of us.
RedKathy of Are You Hungry? is a first time PPNer - welcome! I do hope your Mac 'n Cheese Paella with Shrimp & Scallop is your first of many. It looks delicious. I love Mac 'n Cheese and I love paella, I just never thought to combine them. Thanks for the great idea.
Pam of Sidewalk Shoes is back with my personal favorite comfort food...Beefy Tomato Sauce with Sausages & Fennel. I'm drooling just thinking about it, because it's the perfect winter fare at this house.
KC of Kits Chow is cooking up Vietnamese delicacies this month and shares a gorgeous Bun thit heo nuong - Grilled Meat with Rice Vermicelli with us. It looks awesome. There is nothing like a Vietnamese soup to cheer me up when it's cold and grey outside.
Nate of The House of Annie , all the way from Borneo, showed us that Homemade Dumpling Skins is not as hard as you think. We all have to give it a try. And did I mention it looks like a fun afternoon project with someone else. I know my daughter and I would have a great time doing.
This week, I'm on a Mac 'n Cheese obsession.
And I've added a little spice to the Presto Pasta Night site - I'll be adding weekly pasta finds from my favorite foodie magazines. To start the ball rolling, Fine Cooking Magazine and even more Mac 'n Cheese choices. I mean -seriously, just check out the cover with the Pulled Pork Mac 'n Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Four Cheeses.
Next week Susan, the Well Seasoned Cook is hosting for the first time - welcome, welcome, welcome. It’s a special Presto Pasta Night in another way as well. We’ve hit another major number – 150 – wow! Please send lots of pastas her way to help us celebrate. Just send an email to thewellseasonedcook AT yahoo DOT com and a cc to me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com.

I'm still looking for someone to host February 26nd and all of March, so if you're interested, drop me a line. It's lots of fun and a great way to meet wonderful bloggers.


Dharm said...

Superb roundup as always Ruth! Love all the different dishes...

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I have the Fine Cooking issue Ruth and an excellent round-up as usual. Keep up the excellent work:D

Joanne said...

I'm loving all of this pasta and especially the link to all of those mac and cheese's. That is one of the many foods that I just can't resist!

tigerfish said...

Thanks for the round-up, Ruth.

Judith in Umbria said...

Okay, I looked very, very fast. Back to cauliflower now and no more peeking until another 10 pounds says addio.

Good roundup!