What’s Your Favorite Pasta Shape? ~Written by Gabrielle Angel


I know, what a weird question for me to be pondering on. These are the random thoughts that go through my mind, does anyone else get these thoughts? Would anyone care to leave their opinion or let Autumn and I know their favorite pasta shape?
There are so many different shapes of pasta…The possibilities are endless. What got me pondering was making dinner earlier. My dinner was angel hair pasta with a tomato sauce laced with lots of mushrooms. Angel hair pasta’s real Italian name is capellini and does mean literally angel hair, isn’t that interesting?ย Angel hair is one of my favorite shapes of pasta, being half Italian Autumn and I were raised on pasta. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Not that thisย makes either of us experts, but our favorite shapes are pretty much the same. It may be a “twin thing”, but we both adore angel hair pasta.
So many choices, and no we don’t make our own pasta from scratch anymore by the way. I know, shame on us ๐Ÿ˜‰ Other favorite shapes of pasta, let me just name a few. Lasagna, that’s always fun (and we both make a vegetarian version), spagetti (naturally since that is an original), farfalle (which in Italian means butterfly) the bow tie shaped pasta.
One of our Dad‘s favorite recipe he created was made with farfalle. Sorry to say, it’s a family secret so I won’t be sharing. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just a few of some of our family’s favorites are also tortellini, cavatelli, fiori (which is a flower-shaped pasta and means flowers), manicotti either stuffed with a ricotta cheese mixture or stuffed with meat. I am always intrigued with what the Italian meaning of some of the pastas are.
One of the more interesting pasta is gemelli, it’s a single S-shaped pasta. Guess what it means in Italian? Twins, that is just the coolest thing and just one of those things I just had to toss into this blog. Because of course as everyone knows (or hopefully does know by now) Autumn and I are twins! ๐Ÿ™‚
Oh my goodness, so many pasta shapes…There really are just a multitude of them! Autumn and I both also favor the spinach flavored pasta once in awhile, it’s very good but of course not for everyone. I could never get my husband Dave to like it, believe me I did try. His favorite was my very ownย lasagna.
ย So many years have gone by since helping our Mom make homemade ravioli, it really is fun to make. Mom always makes the homemade version. Again shame on Autumn and I, we get ours out of the freezer section. Our Italian Grandma would never have dreamed of strolling to the freezer section! The homemade versionย was “just the only way” for her. Being a good sport, she never scolded Autumn, me or any other sisters for racing to the freezer section. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, as I’ve been rambling on here about different pastas, and I know many, many shapes I never mentioned.
Is this making anyone hungry at all? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyone wating to or care to share your thoughts on favorite pasta shapes? Please do, Autumn and I would both be interested! ๐Ÿ™‚
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4 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite Pasta Shape? ~Written by Gabrielle Angel

  1. I am glad you, too think it’s a fun blog twinnie. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope other people share their favorite pastas with us! Thanks for your encouraging words! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will need to bring you over some pasta tomorrow! TF <3=Twins Forever

  2. I usually buy vermicelli (thin spaghetti) for general purposes. Angel hair for marinaras always.. I use farfalle a lot, it’s pretty for soups n salads. I like the large shells for my goulash recipe. How bout the tri color rotini, those are cool ๐Ÿ™‚ have u heard of pastina? Kind of like cream of wheat.. Yep, now I’m hungry! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • What good pasta choices Lori! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the tri color rotini, too and the pastina is good for soups. Now you’re hungry, go make some pasta! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

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