Pasta Thursday started with my mom. When I was little we always had pasta on Thursday. When we came home from school on Thursday's she had a huge pot of red sauce and meatballs on the stove. We would always have amazing Italian bread to dip into the sauce for our after school Thursday snack and probably a yummy meatball...or two!!!
So...whenever I crave pasta it will have to wait for a Thursday. My sister Paula has turned it into an event for her family and friends. She still lives in the town where we grew up and Pasta Thursday's are a tradition with her. Last week she was making pasta from scratch on my mom's pasta machine. My sister is an amazing cook and this would be a small feat for her to pull off. I have a pasta machine, too, but I have never taken it out of the box.
We are having almost homemade pasta for dinner tonight.
Rao's sauce...which is delicious.
Diced pancetta, onion and garlic sauted in a pan.
Big curly pasta that you have to eat with a spoon.
Lots of Peccorino Romano cheese...freshly grated.
A yummy salad.
My version of a laid back Pasta Thursday.
What are you having for dinner tonight?