Friday, March 20, 2009

Presto Pasta Nights #105

PPN #105

I am so excited to be hosting the 105th Presto Pasta Night round-up! I urged all of you to enter, since it was my spring break, and you knew you were jealous, and you didn't disappoint! You have definitely kept me busy!

Tagliatelle with Fine Beans and Mushrooms
First up was Holler from Tinned Tomatoes with Tagliatelle with Fine Beans and Mushrooms. Isn't it gorgeous! Note to self...remember to shave parmesan cheese instead of grating, it looks so much nicer.

Baked Tortellini
Beth from The Seventh Level of Boredom brings us some baked tortellini that is definitely not boring.

Laksa Fried Noodles
Have I ever told you that I love the name Daphne. I really do. It sounds so happy. Daphne should be happy, very happy with her Laksa Fried Noodles. I also love her blog name: More Than Words.

Fettuccine Baked with Cottage Cheese
I try to learn something new every day. I would like to thank Rachel at Tangerine's Kitchen for teaching me my new lesson for the day. When I went to check out her entry for Fettuccine Baked with Cottage Cheese, I paused when I was reading through the ingredients. It called for 3 cups of grated Paneer. I had no idea what Paneer was. It turns out it is an Indian cheese, similar to cottage cheese.

Mushroom Lasagna
Next we have Nic from Lemon and Cheese who brings us Mushroom Lasagna with Hollandaise from Leiths Vegetarian Bible. This looks like a quick and easy lasagna (which are words you don't usually associate with lasagna!)

Saffron Spiced Pasta
Kitchenetta from Got No Milk shows the sincerest form of flattery in her rendition of a Persion Saffron Spiced Pasta with Split Peas, originally posted by Ruth at Once Upon a Feast.

Garden Puree
Gilli at So So Simple Food brings us a Garden Puree from Tyler Florence no less! I've encouraged her to joing Tyler Florence Fridays. Go check out all the ways she uses this wonderful puree.

Round Steak with Fetuccine
Katherine from Smoky Mountain Cafe, just a hop skip and a jump away from me, brings us Round Steak with Fetuccine from Giada. Giada originally called for beef short ribs, which sad to say, are darn near impossible to find around here. She made a fabulous substitution and I can't wait to try it.

Salsa Verde Lasagna
Be still my heart. Ben of What's Cooking? brings us Salsa Verde Lasagna. There is only one thing I love more than tomatillos and that's cilantro. Put them together in a dish, and I am yours. Yours. Forever.

Store Cupboard Pasta
I sat here for quite awhile trying to come up with a Romeo pun for Juliette at A Little Foodie, but alas, my creativity has deserted me. Luckily for us, her creativity is in full swing as she brings us Store Cupboard Pasta. Just look at what she made from ingredients on hand!

Rotini with Butternut Squash
Joanne (one of my favorite blogger friends), from Eats Well With Others brings us a whole lot of comfort with Rotini with Butternut Squash in a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce. The title alone is enough to know it's good!

Pasta al Tonno
Up next from The Sweet Kitchen
we have Pasta al Tonno or Pasta with Tuna Sauce for you that don't speak Italian! This is one of those great meals that you can whip up on a weeknight from pantry staples. In other words, my kind of meal!

Fettucine with Sausage, Garlic and Mushrooms
I'm a little miffed with Nancy from The Dogs Eat the Crumbs. She begins her post by talking about a cookbook that I DON'T have. And then she goes on to make this utterly wonderful Fettuccine with Sausage, Garlic and Mushrooms. I accept no responsibility for my next purchase from Amazon. It is all Nancy's fault. Shame on you.

Spicy Lamb with Shrimp Paste
I love Rita from Mochachocata-Rita . I really do. All of her dishes are so pretty and they sound so yummy. Check out her Spicy Lamb with Shrimp Paste and see what I'm talking about. Admit love her too. Though you might be a tad bit jealous of her photo taking skills. I'm just sayin.

Porcini Tortelloni
Brown butter and sage, those words bring a leap of joy to my heart. I love brown butter and sage. Ruth at Once Upon a Feast, and the esteemed creator of this pasta event, brings us Porcini Tortelloni with Brown Butter and Sage. Just imagine how that brown butter and sage is going to taste when she starts cranking out some homemade pasta, which she is going to show us every step of the way, so that when I get my pasta attachment it will be smooth sailing.

Salami Pasta
Pasta and salami have become a favorite of mine, so I was really excited to see an entry from Dharm at Dad ~ Baker & Chef for The Salami Doth Make the Difference. This looks amazing and I will definitely be trying it. You know what else I'm going to try, yep, guessed it, doth! Why don't we use doth more often? Expect to see doth in my future posts.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Ravioli
You know what I love about hosting? Well, besides getting first hand looks at all the dishes. I get to discover blogs that for some reason I have not stumbled upon yet. Such was the case with Suzanne at Sex and the Souffle. Suzanne brings us Roasted Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Ravioli, which I am soooo going to make!

Penne with Smoked Gouda, Bacon and Leeks
Marye at Baking Delights enthralled me with smoked gouda. Then she enthralled me again with bacon. Want to be enthralled? Check out her Penne with Smoked Gouda, Bacon and Leeks.

Oven Toasted Mac and Cheese
Every single time I host one of these things, I almost forget myself. For my entry, I bring you mac and cheese kicked up a creamy notch.

And that's all folks! Thanks for all of your entries! Next week's host is Aquadaze of Served with Love. Send your entries to aquadaze (at) rediffmail (dot)com and cc ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com. For everything you need to know be sure and visit Presto Pasta Nights.


Mochachocolata Rita said...

What a great round up! It's 00:41 am in Hong Kong and I am so ready for either a super late PASTA supper or a super early PASTA breakfast ^_^


Ruth Daniels said...

Awesome roundup! Thanks for doing such a wonderful job of hosting.!

Now to check out all the goodies...

Marjie said...

Weren't you just starving after going through all of these entries? Seriously, what a way to spend your spring break, drooling over a myriad of pasta. You are truly a hostess extraordinaire!

Joan's Good Life said...

Wow! Awesom entries. I am so going to do this once I get settled in to my new house! I LOVE all the yummy photos! Yup. I so am! =-)

Rachel said...

Great Roundup.

Paneer is indian cottage cheese and it is nothing but curdling milk with lemon juice and drained overnight.

Pearl said...

oh what a creative assortment of pasta dishes! thank you for being such a lovely hostess!

kitchenetta said...

What a delicious edition of PPN. You did a great hosting!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Now those are quite some pasta dishes! These should keep me busy and get me nice and round!

You did a fantastic job Pam!

marye said...

great job, oculd you ever choose what to cook first?

Loveanewidea said...

Such variety...a veritable smorgasbord!

Peter M said...

Nice round-up...this takes time, a little frustrating but ya did good!

A little octopus pasta would fit in here too! ;)

Pam said...

They all look so good - now I am craving pasta.

Muneeba said...

*salivating uncontrollably* ... pastaaaaaaaa ... thks for hosting this. I'm thinking abt hosting one night myself .. looks like a lot of fun :)

Ben said...

Nice roundup! You did an excellent job putting it together. Thanks for that :) So you also love cilantro and tomatillos, uh? Just imagine all the dishes we could come up with if we worked together, LOL.

n.o.e said...

Pam, you solicited a great batch of pasta posts, or posts with great batches of pasta! Good work for someone on break. I'm off to collect some recipes, but where to start?

Holler said...

Great line-up! I will be examining all the lovely pasta dishes very, very carefully! Yum :P

Lisa said...

A great roundup to look over at dinnertime. Now I am inspired to go and make some yummy pasta. I especially like the dishes featuring mushrooms!

Andrea said...

So many great recipes!! I don't know where to!! :) Great hosting job, Pam! :)

daphne said...

That was a fantastic round up!!!!! U hv done an awesome job! The range and flavours this week is awesome!

Donna-FFW said...

AWESOME roundup, I need to get in on the fun!!

Joanne said...

Thanks so much for hosting! So many options...which will I make first...

shabby girl said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS??? Oh well, I'll just pour over everyone's entry!
Foodies! We're all foodies!!!

noble pig said...

Nice roundup! Wow.

Dharm said...

Great roundup and Thanks for hosting Pam! Thou Doth make a difference!! LOL

Jin Hooi said...

well done for the awesome round up !!!

Argus Lou said...

Beautiful! Great job!

Psychgrad said...

Exellent job on the roundup, Pam. The colour commentary always adds a little something to the roundup. I haven't posted a pasta dish for a while...need to get on that!

Kevin said...

Great roundup!