|Rosanna Canvas Totes|
Pasta sauce is easy to make. (In a previous blog entry I shared my basic tomato sauce recipe.) Italians make their pasta sauce with whatever they have in the kitchen. My basic tomato sauce allows me to add in meats, vegetables, or turn it into a vodka sauce, depending on what I currently have in my kitchen. It makes an easy start to the tradition of a Family Pasta Night. If you don't have a Family Pasta Night yet, starting one will give your family a ritual to look forward to, a way to create memories, and a chance to sit together around the table and connect.
|Pasta Italiana Collection|
|Farmer's Market Collection|
Pasta bowls are fun, unique, and great for casual entertaining. They can bring a splash of color to your table. I've also made my pasta bowls instructional. The Farmer's Market Collection is a set of 4 pasta bowls that are also ideal for soups, salads, and vegetables. Each of the four bowls features one of the four seasons--spring, summer, fall, and winter--and is adorned with colorful seasonal vegetables that can be found at their peak in the specific season, making them not only beautiful and utilitarian, but also instructional. I use the large serving bowl nearly every day in my house.
An important part of living healthy is knowing what to eat. Studies show that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets to follow. (See previous post for details.) Fill your table with healthy whole grain pastas, fresh salads, ripe tomato sauce, and don't forget the olive oil. The Farmers' Market dipping dishes are perfect for dipping your bread in healthy olive oil.
Start a weekly tradition of Family Pasta Night or invite friends over this week for a Pasta Night. The warmth you feel from the food will be matched only by the warmth you feel from connecting with others.
For more tips on Pasta Night, the collections in this post, and my tomato sauce recipe, watch Episode 2 of Rosanna TV, available on my YouTube Channel.