(photo: Tripolini close up)
The Northeast saw a monster wind and rain storm over the weekend with many downed trees and electrical lines. Some of our neighbors in NJ also lost water pressure. Luckily our home was spared and we didn’t see any crashing white pine, sycamore, or silver maple, as was the case a couple of years ago when a large silver maples crashed into our neighbors front porch.
(photo: Meatball close up)
With high winds and rainy weather I become like a house cat looking for comfort and, as you’ve probably guessed it, my mind turns to the ultimate comfort food: pasta!
On Sunday I consumed pasta shape #149 Tripolini (via the Scordo Pasta Challenge
) with a braised meat (baby back pork ribs, pork sausage, and meatballs) tomato sauce
. Tripolini are oversized fettuccine with ridges on both edges of the pasta. Growing up, Tripolini was a specialty pasta we only had once or twice a month (I suppose it was hard to find and commanded a higher price) and we consumed it with a braised chicken tomato sauce.
The pasta brand is Paone.
(photo: braised meats: spare ribs, sausage, and meatballs)