Saturday, October 25, 2014

October is National Pasta Month!

October is National Pasta Month! I didn't really realized, not after I've been seeing my blogger friends post their photos of a pasta brand event.  Well, October isn't over yet, so, grab a fork and twirl!  But first cook your favorite pasta dish first!

My family loooovesss pasta, I can't over-exaggerate enough how we feel whenever we've savored a nicely cooked pasta dish, any pasta dish for that matter.  With that said, I've curated some of my pasta dishes and migrated them from my recipe blog.

Here are some of them:

Spaghetti with Creamy Mushroom and Corned Beef Sauce

So many times we want to eat home-made spaghetti but don't have the complete ingredients to make some.

But what is so nice with this dish is its diversity.   You can never go wrong with the sauce, you can have it tangy (Italian, marinara version), sweet (kiddie or Filipino version) and in this case, creamy.   Why and how is it creamy?   I put cream on the sauce.
Also, everything goes well with any kinds of sauce.   I had tried a lot of experiments concerning this.  I'd also used different types of pasta to only one kind of sauce.
It really is fun dishing out in my kitchen.

So I got a can of corned beef, brazilian type, 250 g of italian style spaghetti sauce, half a cup of sliced button mushroom and leftover cream from my fridge.

Sauted a clove of chopped garlic and a small onion and poured in the corned beef, the mushrooms and the sauce. Once simmered, put the cream , about 1/4 cup and season with salt and pepper.   Serve with any cooked pasta.  Top with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil leaves.

We had this for a late afternoon snack!

Chicken Spaghetti Soup

   Waking up from a nice rest and seeing the clouds gray, made me crave for Sopas.   But my youngest daughter will wake up in about 30 minutes.  I need a really quick dish to cook for her and my husband.    Good thing I have leftovers.    Scouting our fridge, I saw spaghetti noodles,  pieces of uncooked chicken legs, and sprigs of spring onions.

   This is easy!

   Cook the chicken until soft with minced garlic and red onion.  Put the noodles when the chicken pieces are cooked and then the evaporated milk or if you do have fresh milk that would be better.   Cover and simmer for a few minutes then put the chopped spring onion.  Season with salt and pepper.   Serve with grated cheddar cheese on top.

Orange Pasta Salad

I love preparing easy yet yummy dishes, here is one inspired from the famous Waldorf salad, however instead of apples  I used orange slices.
Prepare slices of oranges, bacon strips and/or ham, cheddar cheese, carrots, celery, and boiled potatoes.   Put them on a bed of cooked pasta.  Top with mayonnaise or prepared thousand island dressing.   Just toss them together and season with salt and pepper.

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