Monday, March 14, 2011

Mother in Law's Pasta Salad

My mom sent this pasta to John Paul and I after the engagement; it's called "Mother in Law's Tongue" because it's slightly barbed and twisted.  Hahahaha...what a sense of humor she has!  It's actually incredibly tasty, with a nice soft bite and cute colors.  We just boiled it up and tossed it with some black olives, caramelized onions, broccoli and Parmesan cheese.  It was a perfect, easy mid-week meal.
Lately, when I make pasta, I chant Strega Nona's pasta charm, from Tomie DePaola's Strega Nona.  It goes something like this:
Boil, boil, pasta pot,
Boil me some pasta, nice and hot. 
I'm hungry and it's time to sup,
So boil some pasta to fill me up.
Appropriate, no?

1 comment:

  1. Oh - I taught you well with the pasta chant! Glad you liked the Mother-in-law's pasta! xox