Sunday, October 17, 2010
For Sunday, October 17th, 2010
And it is Wear Something Gaudy Day
It is your chance to really stick out in a crowd.
Have a little fun on this day. For just one day, forego fashion and style. Look for something to wear that's really wild and wacky, and will stick out like a sore thumb wherever you go.
The roots of this day go back to the hit 1970's television comedy show Three's Company. Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline), one of the characters on the show, declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.
There's a ribbon for every color and a color for every cause. The ribbons are easy to make. All you need is ribbon, a small safety pin, and needle and thread.
Here are some favorite tried and true pasta/ sauce combos:
Angel hair – with a light pomodoro sauce and tons of fresh basil and grated parmigano cheese
Farfalle – with a light cream sauce with mushrooms and peas
Campanelle- with exotic mushrooms and a creamy, tangy mascapone cheese
Cavatelli – Fresh and chunky spicy tomato sauce
Manicotti - filled with four cheese topped with tomato sauce and baked to perfection
Orecchiette – tossed simply with olive oil, broccoli rabe and ground Italian sausage
Penne frigate – , perfect with almost any sauce
Ravioli- filled with cheese or meat classically but also loving the mushroom options now available
Spaghetti – the perfect choice for nearly any sauce, or it can be used to make casseroles or stir-fry dishes. Go beyond tomato sauce and see what your favorite becomes.
Tortellini- perfect in a traditional Italian soup
Not listed below but undeniable with bolognese sauce are fettuccine or pappadelleEnjoy them all!
A bit of love from someone near…