Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Six years ago I cooked pasta every night we ate diner at home for an entire year.  At the end of the year, 298 pasta meals later, we resumed our usual dining routine of pasta 2-3 times a week.  OK, maybe 4 or 5 times.  Well the itch has returned, and I am inclined to resume the nightly pasta, with the blessings of my dear and gracious wife. The goals will be: 1. To come up with as many different dishes as possible, limiting repeats to about 15% of the totals. 2. To see how many non-typical ingredients I can use to make a healthy and nutritious menu. 3. To see if I learned anything from the experience 6 years ago.  I will be disappointed if I haven’t. 4. To create my own recipes and limit the use of others. Although after looking at so many cookbooks it appears there is little that has not been done before, by someone, somewhere.

My definition of a pasta dish is any main course in which pasta of some type is at least 50% of the entre (example – pasta salad with a side of shrimp). I will aim for 100% as often as possible.

Unless circumstances prevent it, all recipes and photos will be posted on my blog and Facebook. And if I can remember, I will keep you posted on my weight.  I can’t commit to my wife’s.

The fun begins on June 1.

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