Monday, July 29, 2013

Pasta Pie, The Big Salad, Why I Blog and A Happy Birthday Wish

Do you remember Friday night's dinner? The pasta with the roasted vegetables. Fortunately we had leftovers. So I made my favorite thing to make with leftover pasta. The Pasta Pie. The recipe is from Chef Silvio's book, Cooking With Chef Silvio: Stores and Authentic Recipes from Campania. His recipe calls for heavy cream. Well I did not have any but I had plain Greek Yogurt. Wow it was amazing. Before I finished my first slice I saw someone go back for seconds.

Here is the recipe with my variation noted.

3 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup pecorino romano cheese
1/3 cup heavy cream (or 1/3 cup Plain Greek Yogurt)
1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
1 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and fresh ground pepper
12 oz cooked spaghetti, cold
2 tbsp butter

In a bowl, beat the eggs, grated cheese, cream, parsley, salt and pepper until well combined. Stir in the spaghetti, then set aside. Place the butter in a deep pie tin and melt the butter in a 425 degree oven, and spread over the pan bottom. Pour the spaghetti mixture into the buttered pan and spread evenly. Bake at 425 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes,or until it is firm and golden.

In addition to the Pasta Pie we had the ever popular Big Salad. I got 2 heads of lettuce, one green leaf and the other Romaine, from Jake's Farm Stand for $2.00 each. They are huge! I have enough lettuce for all week. And after the dessert I had today that Becky brought in I need to eat nothing but lettuce. It was something her sister made. A log of dark chocolate with cookies inside. Dear God it was quite good.

Now on to the Why I Blog portion of tonight's post...
This is our God Daughter Elenora eating Baked Quiona and Chicken Parmesan.
And that is why I post what we had for dinner.

And Happy 40th Birthday to my nephew Carlo!

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