It's inevitable, isn't it? When Fall and Winter rolls around, we start thinking about warmth, comfort, and seasonal beauty.
Our table is no exception, either.
There is something about a big platter of deliciously warm pasta that makes our hearts as happy as our tummies. Or it does for this girl, at least!
When I fire up the stove to make something as creamy -good as this chicken and pasta in white asiago cheese sauce, I can't help myself; I think about, well, how happy my taste buds will be. Then, I think about presentation, color and my table. Yep, what's on that table of mine is almost as important as what's on the plate. Almost ;-)
For me, it's as simple as contrast; I want a big helping of color to go with my plate of deliciously creamy-white sauce and pasta. Nooo...I don't mean anything fancy; it's more about the idea than lots of fussy place setting.
Maybe I'll bring in some greenery from the outdoors to place on the table. If I have a vibrantly bright serving dish to contrast with my recipe, then that's what gets the serving duty nod for the meal.
But, do you know what's even more important than colorful dishware or pretty greenery? You. And any friends or family you may be cooking for. Treating yourself and loved ones to a great meal is the finest table topper I can think of. So, bundle up, enjoy the recipe below, and cherish the beauty of the changing season.
Creating the Masterpiece:
Credit: This recipe adapted from the awesome version created by TheNewTricia, featured in AllRecipes.
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When the Rustica team was in Mexico, we were struck how everyday life was reflected in the color palette of its pottery and craftwork.
It there is one thing that is abundantly evident when you view these Mexican pottery, pieces it is the detail and vivid color that emerges.