April 29, 2009

Big Black Dog's "Fall Back" Linguine with Red Sauce

I haven't participated in Presto Pasta Nights in quite awhile. Which is kind of strange because pasta is something I serve on a regular basis. So, tonight's dinner is going to be submitted to Tigerfish of Teczcape. You'll want to check out Tigerfish's blog on Friday for the full round-up of pasta dishes from the food blogging world!

Sometime last week I was on Twitter chatting and mentioned that I needed a quick and simple meal idea. Of course, I got several suggestions but one struck me as something I just knew I had to try. Michelle who writes Big Black Dog, has a great blog and while they were in the midst of construction they were cooking on just one or two hot plates - for over 1 year! No oven and no dishwasher, but let me tell you that she came up with a fantastic red sauce during that year without a proper stove.

Michelle came up with this sauce during construction and says that she made it quite often. The simplicity of the dish does not begin to tell you what flavor you'll find in each bite. The combination of the of herbs and spices made this a meal that my whole family loved. My Youngest could do without the tomatoes, but one day I'll convince him that they really are good! The sauce is very easy to prepare, a bit of chopping to be done but not too much. I made the Fall Back Linguine with Red Sauce according to the recipe, but did add some sliced mushrooms since they were calling from the fridge to be used.

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I actually had to make more pasta to go with the leftovers so that My Husband could have some for his lunch tomorrow. Overall, everyone enjoyed the sauce with My Oldest going back for additional servings 2 times! It was quick and easy to make, and I still have 1/2 a can of those tomatoes in the fridge so I'm sure I'll be returning to this one next week!
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9 comments:

Michelle said...

So happy that my sauce worked out and almost everyone loved it. Tell your little one that I'm not much for a tomato fan either but with enough parmesan I will eat just about anything.

HoneyB said...

Sounds great!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Thank you for the tip about pasta week, I'll have to pop over there and check it out.

Kristen said...

I think I'd go crazy if my kitchen was like that for a year! That looks like one tasty red sauce. SU for you :)

Cate O'Malley said...

I can't imagine cooking on a hot plate for a year. A recent episode on Oprah had a mom who cooked on a hot plate for a family of 8 - yikes! Pasta sounds great!

Joelen said...

This looks great!!

Dragon said...

I wish I had this for dinner. :)

Deborah said...

Now I'm craving some pasta!!

tigerfish said...

I'm actually up this week, round up this Friday! I believe Ruth got you in her round up last Friday :)

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