When Mr. Pantries and I go to thrift shops, we usually go on our own separate adventures and compare loot once we're done. On a recent trip, though, he bounded up to me with a book and asked, "What's the concept for this cover?"
That means for this Valentine's day the muscular hunks from The Joy of Pasta (Simac's Cuisine Collection, 1982) will give us some romantic pastas.
I don't automatically think of pasta when I think of romance. I think of chocolate. Well, The Joy of Pasta has ways of combining the two.
No, that's not hot dog medallions on kelp.
If you're not so excited about pasta made dog shit brown with cocoa powder, you could always go the chocolate sauce route:
If you want an honest-to-god dessert pasta, though, this book has some of those, too.
Or if you want to go all-out on buying Simac Cuisine products and also make more traditional pasta, there's this:
Well, I'm off to see what my pasta is doing. I've got no muscular Marios guarding it, so it could eyeing my chocolate for all I know, and I want to keep them separate!