Whew! Sorry, I seem to be running a little behind everywhere today. It's the road construction, you see.
Thanks so much to kj for the invitation to this evening's festivities. I've brought mycurrent favorite dish, very simple, which suits my lack of cooking skills. It doesn't have a name as far as I know, I just call it pasta with peas and bacon.
Tri color pasta adds color and flavor. Rotini holds the cheese and bacon well. All of the amounts are to taste, but here are the ingredients:
Tri-color rotini pasta
Crumbled bacon (can be replaced with chopped chicken, or no meat at all to keep kosher)
Butter or margarine.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C or 4 on a gas cooker). Boil pasta and drain when al dente. Run some water over the peas until they are thawed. Mix together pasta, peas, bacon (if used) and ricotta. I used 3-4 servings of pasta, a 10 oz. box of frozen peas, about two big tablespoons of crumbled bacon, and a cup and a half of ricotta, but all amounts are adjustable.
Place the mixture in a shallow casserole dish. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle with parmesan, and bake for 15-20 minutes, long enough to melt the ricotta. Enjoy!
Tidbit about me: I appear to be going through a mid-life crisis. I really did quit my job in real life. So I am job hunting right now, and terrified and exhilarated all at once!