Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pasta with Ricotta


My father-in - law loved this dish. He would tell us the story of when he went hunting in the woods and got lost. When he was found, he was both hungry and thirsty. He ended up eating a pound of this pasta all by himself, and I won't tell you how much wine he drank. The poor man needed the nourishment after his arduous ordeal. This was during the month of November in Upstate New York, so you can well imagine how cold it must have been, and he wasn't found till well after dark. Anyway, we laughed a lot as he told the story, and to this day, we reminisce about dad and his stories when we eat pasta with ricotta.

Ingredients:

1 lb. thin spaghetti
1 small container of polly-o ricotta
3 tbs. grated cheese (or more for after)
1 cup hot water
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Combine ricotta and grated cheese, add salt and pepper to taste.  Cook pasta according to directions on box.  Drain all but one cup of hot water.  Slowly add water to ricotta and cheese mix.  When you have a creamy consistency, add to the pasta.  Stir pasta so all is evenly distributed.  Add more cheese on top and serve.

 © Natala Orobello

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