Gift giving is truly a wonderful thing. Not only for the receiver but most especially for the giver. What’s more pleasurable in being cheerful is when your gifts get appreciated. To some, jewellery, perfume even apparel are top gifts on the list. Those who are health buffs would enjoy gift baskets of their favorite beef jerky, bacon strips, even whey. Most people though enjoy chocolates as gifts, others enjoy books, still, others enjoy both and not just a certain book but a cookbook at that…chances are, that person could be a food lover or a foodie.
Hampers as Gifts
Most, if not all foodies would certainly appreciate those all-season if not hampers from Clearwater, complete with goodies and what a foodie loves. Though I am not a real foodie as I would like to be, I enjoy a lot of dishes and I always have fun following recipes. Yes, I would love to receive one of those hampers, even those that I have seen from the grocery nearest us which include a number of items fit for, well, snacking, and cooking.
For one, a hamper full of assorted chocolates, chocolate chip cookies, cheeses, dips, Champagne, or white wine would be perfect.
Basket Gift of Complete Ingredients
Speaking of white wine, I received a bottle or two from a close friend (not in a hamper though :/ but better than none of course). I opened one of the bottles recently to make this creamy white wine sauce that I’ve been craving for. Though I was going for a thicker finish, I had taken the sauce out of the pan too soon that it turned out too milky. It’s fun that I had this tricolor curled pasta which the kids love. They had fun with this dish.
Sauce recipe for 5 Servings
1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons white wine
1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (but try having fresh too)
pasta of your choice
1. Cook pasta per package directions, set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the cream, wine, flour, salt, and parsley.
3. Stir all together bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened. Thus, thickened means when the amount is reduced to half, which I probably didn’t have the patience for at the time.
4. Serve over pasta and garnish with bacon bits and parsley.
Other Tricolor Pasta Recipes
Tricolor pasta can also come in many pasta forms. Be it as penne, as fusilli, linguini, or as farfalle. It would be good to cook with salmon and caviar. Tricolor Pasta would also be good with carbonara sauce. And penne tricolor would also be a beautiful ingredient for chicken salad.
Have you got a recipe of tricolor pasta to share with us? Leave a link in the comments below!