Pasta, Pizza, Pasta
I’ve had the urge recently to make more new things in the kitchen, inspired by various blogs. As I sat down to write this post, I realized these most recent recipes are dominated by pizza and pasta! Both tasty in their own right.
The pizza I made isn’t your average pizza, I attempted the cauliflower crust pizza that I first read about here. Overall it wasn’t hard to make, but I don’t think mine was thick enough. When I baked it – there were some holes in the middle and then when we ate it, it was easier to eat with a fork and knife – it sort of just fell apart when you picked it up. I think I might have overdone it with cheese too – not surprising.
Last weekend I made the mushroom and kale lasagna rolls a la Gina from Skinnytaste. This was a fun recipe to make because I liked losing lasagna noodles as something different and I think it looks so pretty.
I had to use the food processor to chop up the kale and that was time consuming since I had to do several loads of kale processing. The kale, mushroom ricotta mixture needed more flavor…more salt perhaps or also something else. I’ll make this again to see if I can improve.
On Sunday night I made pasta with tomato cream sauce. I googled several recipes but ended on this one. It’s simple enough, but just wanted to make sure I did equal parts of everything. I served it with a whole baguette from Paul which I rubbed tomato on – pan con tomate with manchego. We managed to eat the entire baguette before I photographed it. But here is the pasta:
I’m not sure what’s up next for me, but maybe I’ll branch out of the pasta world!