Friday, May 25, 2012

Presto Pasta Nights #265 Roundup

There's a whole lot of ca-noodling to do this week with Presto Pasta Nights #265. I had the privilege of hosting this week's round and have a range of dishes to tempt you with below, from down-home comfort food to elegant little pasta numbers. Ruth of Once Upon a Feast is the founder of Presto Pasta Nights , one of the longest running and most popular food blog events that I know about. Every Friday roundup presents new kinds of pastas and intriguing sauces and this week's batch is no exception.

So grab your pasta fork and tie on a napkin, and let's stroll through this week's PPN submissions:

Pizza Macaroni and Cheese was served up at Pictures of a Princess. Everybody in Jules' family really enjoyed this combination of two comfort food favorites.

Tigerfish at Tescape has a lovely, healthy and unusual bowl full of Peashoots, Carrot Greens, Almonds Pesto Fusilli to share with us. I was introduced the delights of eating pea shoots last year but didn't know that one could eat carrot greens. Another reason to grow carrots in the garden; they are a two-fer!

The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch is Shelby's blog. She reports that Grumpy, aka the Husband, has high standards when it comes to tomato sauce. She followed the lightened up recipe for Baked Ziti from the Cook This! Not That! Cookbook, and Grumpy lapped it up! It certainly looks mouthwatering.

Tandy is at the helm of Lavender and Lime, and she shares a toothsome concoction indeed: Lemon Garlic Linguine with Mascarpone and Prawns. Every single ingredient in that title sounds wonderful and I personally can't wait to try this recipe out for my crew. Bookmarked!

Stash of The Spamwise Chronicles offers up a plate of Mussel Risotto. Okay, I know what your thinking; rice is not a pasta or noodle, starchy though it may be. But since I love Stash's food photos and recipes over at his blog, am a mussels lover (and Ruth said it was okay to use my judgment), I had to include this awesome dish in the roundup this week.

Finally, we have The Crispy Cook contribution to the pasta party with Broccoli and Cheese Sauced Pasta with Spring Herbs. My gang cleaned their plates when I served this for supper. I got a little heavy handed with the herb garnish, so it's hard to see the broccoli nuggets studding this creamy dish, but I get a little excited when my chive plants are blossoming.

Thanks to all the great cooks who submitted recipes this week. I enjoyed reading through them all and will be cooking up some this week, for sure. Thanks also to Ruth at Presto Pasta Nights for allowing me to host this week. Next week it will be Stash's turn to host PPN and I look forward to sneaking over there to see what others are cooking up from their kitchens.


Ruth Daniels said...

What a super roundup. I love the variety of dishes this week. Thanks so much for hosting yet again.

Shelby said...

Everything sounds great! I'm such a sucker for pasta meals :)

Anonymous said...

they all look so scrummy :) Thanks for hosting!

tigerfish said...

I'm consistently fascinated with what one can do with pasta. Thanks for the round up.