Sunday, February 8, 2009

Leftover Pasta Dish

I'm off for a vacation for a couple of weeks on Saturday. I took a look in my fridges (yes plural) and thought - what am I thinking? I actually took somewhat of an inventory and then decided that everything goes with pasta. Today's throw together which is really a clean out the fridge pasta goes to the Presto Pasta roundup. This week's roundup is a really special one. It's #100 - can you even believe it. Ruth from Once Upon a Feast and the brains behind this long running event has truly marked a right of passage with 100 weeks of Presto Pasta Nights. Ruth is also this week's event host. Wouldn't it be something to see 100 entries for this one.

Remember, get your entries in to Ruth(at4everykitchen(dot)com before next Friday.


handfull of spaghetti or linguine
2 Tbsp butter
5 or 6 sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 red pepper cut in strips
1/2 yellow pepper cut in strips
zest of 1/2 lemon
1/4 c lemon juice
1/2 lb small shrimp
3 Tbsp chopped parsley


1. Bring water to a boil and add pasta.
2. In a saucepan melt butter and add veggies until almost at the soft stage. Add shrimp and lemon juice and cook just until shrimp becomes pink (less than 5 minutes)
3. Add pasta to saucepan and mix with shrimp and veggies. Plate and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

We were so fortunate to receive the Sisterhood Award from Val of More Than Burnt Toast , from Ivy of Kopiaste and Barb of Winos and Foodies . They say three times is a charm and I'm feeling quite charmed. Since this is a Sisterhood award, I'm wondering if I should be sending some "travelling pants" anywhere? Or...does that mean that our male bloggers can't be in the sisterhood? Thank you Val, Ivy and Barb.

The rules for recipients are:
- Put the logo on your blog or post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
- Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
- Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Here are the 10 picks with no explanation necessary.

1. Kat from A Good Appetite
2. Julia from Grow Eat Cook
3. Ali from Alexandra's Kitchen
4. Anna from Cookie Madness
5. Elle from Elle's New England Kitchen
6. Krysta from Evil Chef Mom
7. Maryann from Finding la Dolce Vita
8. Cakelaw from Laws of the Kitchen
9. Biscuit Pusher from The Biscuit Pusher
10. Rania from Yumeezy StumbleUpon


kat said...

Ah thanks so much!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

As they say great minds think alike. I used up leftovers in my fridge and came up with something totally different for PPN for my lunch today. Congrats on your awards ladies:D

Julia said...

Thanks so much!

And your pasta looks great. If you hadn't said anything, I would have never guessed it was a leftover dish. It looks totally coherent (which can sometimes be a challenge with leftovers).

Hopie said...

Congrats on the awards. You're so right about pasta. A wonderful way to use up all the ingredients that need to be used up in a yummy way!

Ruth Daniels said...

Lucky you going on vacation...and lucky us for that great looking "clean out the fridge" pasta. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

On the one hand 100 entries sounds awesome ...on the other hand it sounds absolutely daunting for the host :)

Cakelaw said...

For a throw-together, this pasta looks delicious - anything with shrimp is always a good option for me. Enjoy your vacation! And thanks so much for the award :)

OhioMom said...

Have a wonderful vacation Giz, the pasta looks yummy :) Good way to clean out the fridge!

Anonymous said...

That is a good looking pasta dish! Have a great vacation!!!

Elle said...

Have a great vacation! This pasta dish looks super yum!

Anonymous said...

You are such a sweety for thinking of me. This award makes me feel wonderful and is very much appreciated. Big hug to you and have a great vacation, Giz :) xox

grace said...

such pretty colors (in AND on the dish). :)

Elle said...

Thank you so much! And congratulations to you guys for your award, too.

The pasta dish looks amazing! I love shrimp, veggies and pasta together.

That Girl said...

shrimp and pasta was a weekly dinner item for me growing up!

Melissa said...

Those folks definitely need no explanation! And I have to make every effort I can to get a pasta in for Ruth's 100. PPN is my favorite blogging event, simply because noodles are such an obsession. I like your clean-out dish.

Have a fantastic vacation, dear Giz. Be safe and happy. :)

Bunny said...

Nice throw together!!

Jeanne said...

LOL - you are so right - everything goes with pasta! When I have to get rid of a variety of stuff in a hurry (usually also ahead of a vacation...) my go to dishes are pasta or a frittata :)

Ivy said...

Congrats on your Awards. I will try and make something for Ruth by Friday. I never look at recipes when I am making pasta. Have fun during your vacation.

Dewi said...

Congratulation on the award. Oh, leftover pasta never sounded so delicious.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! You all are so sweet :).

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