October 21, 2011

Presto Pasta Nights #236

Fish-Cake (Satsuma age) and Vegetables Noodle Stir-Fry
What is this lovely dish you ask?  This is the first submission I received for Presto Pasta Nights this week.  When I saw it I knew I would immediately want it but I wasn't sure what it was.  I just knew it looked delish!  It is Fishcake (Satsuma-age) Vegetable Stir Fry.  Head on over to Teczcape - An Escape to Food Blog and find out what it is!  I am quite certain it is yummy!


Presto Pasta Nights
 Welcome!  This is the Presto Pasta Nights round up #236.  We had a great week this week with several yummy pasta dishes on our tables.  Read on to discover who else particpated and what delicious pasta meals they served this week. 


Spaghetti with Balsamic Mushrooms, Walnuts, and Dolcelatte
 Sara from La Cuisine de Sarah served up this really flavorful sounding and very yummy looking Spaghetti with Balsamic Mushrooms, Walnuts, and Dolcelatte.  I admit, I had to look up what Dolcelatte was - because I had no idea.  I guess the name should have indicated to me that it had something to do with dairy!  It is a soft creamy Italian Blue Cheese with a mild flavor.  Sounds YUM.  Now that I think of it, I do believe I have seen this in Price Chopper before.  I will definitely be making this dish some night - it is right up my alley!


Rigatoni with Tomato, Eggplant, and Ricotta
Andrea from Nummy Kitchen submitted this "peasant pasta" dish as her contribution to PPN!  I'm very impressed with her attempt to garden and am glad she had some produce to work with....I'm also glad that she isn't discouraged and will plant a garden again next year!  She made this Rigatoni with Tomato, Eggplant, and Ricotta with eggplant from her garden.  It looks great and looks like she did a good job utilizing her produce!

Swiss Chard Spatzele
Clarion from Preventing Culinary Amnesia (I love that title!) is a new Presto Pasta Nights participant.  She shared her Swiss Chard Spatzele with us this week.  This is definitely comfort food with its cheesy creaminess (note: heavy cream) but it sounds like a real treat when your ready for some good ole' pampering. 

Rotini with Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms
Ruth from Once Upon a Feast, and also the founder of Presto Pasta Nights, celebrated Sukkot this week with this flavorful Rotini with Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Mushrooms.  The caramelized goodness from the roasted veggies must have made this one yummy dish!  If you don't know what Sukkot is, Ruth tells you in her post :)

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Shrimp Scampi
So, this dish?  This has Shelby written all over it and I have made a dish very similar to this one several times!  This Lemon Pepper Shrimp Shrimp Scampi is yummy - Elizabeth from The Law Student's Cookbook made this dish for her dinner and I'm certain it helped sustain her during her hard studies! 


Linguini with Frenched Green Beans and Parsley Pesto
Rachel, from Rachel's Bite submitted this lovely green pasta dish that I'm sure is full of flavor with the pesto!  Her Linguini with Frenched Green Beans and Parsley Pesto had her "feeling Italian" this week.  I loved how she wrote her post and made me want to get out in my kitchen and "feel Italian" myself!

Salmon Pasta Bake
Corina from Searching for Spice submitted this Salmon Pasta Bake.  This is another dish that shouts out comfort to me with its creamy cheesiness combined with pasta.  This dish is a recreation of a dish her mom made and was her favorite childhood dish. To me there is nothing that makes a dish more special than the nostalgia that goes along with it. 

Japanese Eggplant Carbonara
This is Japanese Eggplant Carbonara is gorgeous.  I love this photo and it makes me wish that I could do eggs like this!  Anna from Were Rabbits submitted this dish.  Anna's calls herself "pescetarian" - kind of like me calling myself "flexitarain".  She is a lot like me in the way she eats (with the exception that I would love to be entirely vegan) and eats the way she does for health reasons (also like me!).  Good reason to eat that way Anna! 
Pork and Mushroom Farfalle
Tandy of Lavendar and Lime made this flavor packed Pork and Mushroom Farfalle.  She even tells us how to make our own pasta shapes :)  This is a versatile recipe as you can use any left over meat you may have in your fridge.  Definitely sounds like a quick and easy weeknight recipe!

Lastly, I shared with you just yesterday, this yummy creation made from cravings and ingredients I had on hand.  Lately I have not been buying a lot of groceries at once.  With just Grumpy and me in the house (and the cats) we don't go through as much people food as the cats seem to go through cat food!  So, trying to be resourceful and using what I had on hand and in the process also satisfying my craving for pasta and sweet heat, I made this Cheese Ravioli with Butternut Squash and Sage Browned Butter.  Now I have set the bar for myself and need to challenge myself to find another just as interesting and yummy dish for next week's Presto Pasta Nights!

If you enjoyed this round up and also love pasta, why don't you join us next week?  Theresa from The Food Hunter's Guide will be our host next week.  You can submit your entries to her by end of the day Thursday, October 27th (my daddy's birthday!).  Visit the Presto Pasta Nights website for guidlines of submission. 

Thanks to all who particpated this week!  You all had great sounding and several comforting dishes to divulge in this last week.  I can't wait to see what's in store!

4 comments:

Ruth Daniels said...

A truly awesome PResto Pasta Night Roundup this week!!! Thanks so much for being our charming host. Great job! And thanks everyone for all those tasty treats.

Katherine Martinelli said...

These all look amazing!! I love pasta and your round-up just shows how versatile it is!

teresa said...

lovely roundup! i wish i could have a bite of all of them!

tigerfish said...

PPN is one of my fav. events and without fail, I'm always rewarded with delicious pasta dishes. Thanks for the round up!

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