Apr 032011
 

I love pasta.  If I could eat pasta every day and not suffer any ill effects, I probably would.  As it is, we generally have some sort of pasta dish once a week.  One of the best things about pasta is its versatility, as demonstrated by this week’s picks:

The Kitchn has 7 ideas for spring pasta dishes. For an Asian twist, Mark Bittman has a recipe for cold noodles with peanut or sesame sauce.

Check out this pasta with meyer lemon and basil on Serious Eats.  So simple and yet it sounds so tasty.  Reminds me of penne with lemon, potatoes and cannellini beans.

penne with lemon, potatoes and cannellini beans

Food and Wine has a recipe for basic pasta dough.  I’ve never made my own pasta dough and I’m a little scared about doing so without a pasta maker.  As a result, I’ve had this recipe sitting in my collection for almost 3 years.  Adding to the notion that I really should try making my own pasta sometime is this lemon and goat cheese ravioli from Serious Eats.

Anyone else as ready for summer as I am?  This pasta salad with tomatoes, zucchini, and feta from The Pioneer Woman isn’t helping matters any.

Scroll down in Sarah’s post for her whole wheat shells with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and an egg on top.  There’s definitely a school of people who think anything can be improved with an egg on top, even pasta.  I think that may be true.

As much as I love pasta, I don’t think I could ever make this mac ‘n cheese grilled cheese posted on Endless Simmer.  The mac ‘n cheese itself sounds yummy, but I don’t think I could put it in a sandwich.  Could you?

Speaking of macaroni and cheese, my friend Courtney posted a recipe for chicken, bacon and ranch macaroni and cheese.  Yum!  Someday I’ll actually buy chicken again (anyone know of a good local source?) and try it!

I also love

 

broccoli and three cheese lasagna

and

The Pioneer Woman’s Simple Sesame Noodles

What’s your favorite pasta dish?

 

 

  2 Responses to “Highlights: Pasta Lover’s Edition”

Comments (2)
  1. Is there a local source for chicken that does not give you the whole bird to disassemble yourself?

  2. Vermicelli with my mom’s meat sauce. Tastes great and brings back great memories.

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