3rd Annual Cranky Pasta Night

Every summer for the last three, we have Himself’s office’s Summer Associates over for, not so much a sing for your supper night, but close. We call it Cranky Pasta Night where our guests have to crank their own pasta for dinner. While Sinatra and his buddies croon in the  background, we sip a nice red wine, and crank away at a huge mound of  dough until the clothes hangers are full of delicious strands of pasta waiting to be boiled to a perfect al dente. Always a memorable night of long, relaxing, but lively conversation, and very full bellies.





Red Oak Boards cut by my Dad and White Tablecloths - Simple

Melon and Olive Assortment

Tomatoes and Buratta

Water and Wine

Iced Coffee

Strawberries, Disaronno Cream, and Chocolate


Do you have annual parties? What kind?


  1. Posted June 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM | Permalink

    This is the most brilliant idea for a party!

    • Robin Sue
      Posted June 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM | Permalink

      Thanks Kristen, it’s always a great time!

  2. Coconut
    Posted June 29, 2012 at 4:38 PM | Permalink

    Lucky guests, and I bet everyone looks forward to it each year.

    Your presentation is gorgeous, simple elegance. Love it.

    What fun! 😀

    • Robin Sue
      Posted June 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM | Permalink

      Thanks Coconut! Hope you are having a fun summer!!

  3. Posted June 30, 2012 at 10:29 AM | Permalink

    How do I become a summer associate for one night?

    • Robin Sue
      Posted June 30, 2012 at 12:19 PM | Permalink

      Larry, you and Bev are welcome here any time!

  4. Posted June 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM | Permalink

    Love the concept and the antipasto dishes which looked luscious. Melon and olives <good one!

  5. Posted July 1, 2012 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    What a fun night Robin! And when I am in town I would love to be invited for pasta night and wine! 😀 Hugs!

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 1, 2012 at 1:58 PM | Permalink

      Biz, you can come over anytime! And watch out Virginia when you do!! What fun we would have! R

  6. Posted July 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM | Permalink

    Hi! I know I’m really more of a quiet follower but I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog, and just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award over on mine! http://floptimism.blogspot.com/2012/07/paying-it-forward-with-versatile.html

    • Robin Sue
      Posted July 2, 2012 at 6:59 AM | Permalink

      Thank you Jess, such an honor!

  7. Posted July 2, 2012 at 6:20 PM | Permalink

    That is the neatest idea — I’d love to crank my own pasta in the big red kitchen!

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