Friday, May 15, 2009
Farfalle with Gorgonzola Sauce
Well friends, it is with great regret that I reveal I do not have pictures of the farfalle with gorgonzola sauce. My camera battery died as I was photographing the pretty gorgonzola and Laura volunteered to take pictures, but when she handed me her card, I had to fess up and tell her I didn't have a card reader and it didn't fit in anywhere on my Mac. TRAGEDIES. So instead, we're looking at a picture of farfalle from the fine people at Martha Stewart.
Anyways, the meal consisted of ciabatta rolls with olive oil and spices for dipping, the farfalle and rose wine (which isn't really the best pairing for blue cheese but is the best pairing for gal pals who haven't seen each other in a while). The farfalle recipe came from Epicurious.
It was insanely easy, and such a nice alternative to alfredo: flavorful, a little salty and still fairly light.
I only had one little minor disaster. When I went to sprinkle parsley flakes on poor Ashleigh's pasta, I absentmindedly took the top off and just dumped a mountain of parsley on top. I tried to spread it out in the pasta, but at one point she speared a piece of farfalle on her fork that looked like it had grown moss. EEK.
A word on parsley: Why does Farm Fresh only sell it in massive bundles, rather than those cute little plastic containers? Or maybe they only do that when I'm there? Furthermore, why don't I stop being so scared of gardening and just buy potted parsley? Things to consider.