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Pacchero pasta and day 13 ..The Christmas count down

Are you ready for Christmas?  Do you have a lot to do? And do you have some fun traditions, I´d love to hear about that.

This will be my third Christmas in the country so we are still making traditions, cutting our own tree is one of them.  I love traditions but I also love the spontaneous doing something new “tradition”.  If one year we decide to go to Spain, then that would be great and I would not take with me the Icelandic hanged lamb meat and the dried fish.

I have spent Christmas in few countries, Spain, Czech Republic, Canada, Denmark ….and I am forgetting something…France… Iceland of course 🙂 Lots of great memories and I am sure I will be spending Christmas abroad one day again (warm place!).

Day 11

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I bought Pacchero, a type of pasta that looks like cannelloni.  It was a really good one from a quality pasta maker in Italy.  You can read more about them here.

When you have a good quality pasta all you kind of need is a good oil, fresh parmigiano and maybe some fresh basil.  I had ground beef I needed to use, a first class beef from my friends the farmers.  So I decided to use that but still have it simple because I had this nice pasta.

So all I did was making a very simple meat sauce.

Pacchero with a “very simple but rich in flavors” meat sauce

  • Ground beef
  • 1 can organic good tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Parmigiano Reggiano, cheese
  • Prima Donna, cheese
  • Garlic
  • Pacchero pasta, boiled.

Cook the meat on a frying pan with a dash of good olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.  Stir in the canned tomatoes. Simmer for a little while.

Serve with pasta and shredded cheese.

You could as well stuff it with something good and bake it in the oven…

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Fun way to serve spaghetti and hot dogs – great for kids

This is what I love about the internet, being able to browse around until you find clever Ideas like this one.  It is so simple yet I wouldn´t have thought of it myself.  The kids can help with making dinner..

What you need is:

  • Hot dogs
  • Spaghetti
  • Ketchup

 

Cut up the hot dogs, each in 4 parts.

Stick the spaghetti in them. Boil until the spaghetti is ready.

The healthy version could be chicken or turkey dogs with whole wheat pasta.

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