Sunday, March 21, 2010

Welcome Spring!

Yesterday marked the first day of Spring! I am so excited, Easter will be here before we know it and I cannot wait to start wearing all my Lilly again.

Nothing says Spring, like Trader Joe's $5 flowers! They will brighten up any day and room.

I also have a nice, light springy dinner of linguine with asparagus and pine nuts planned, from the latest Real Simple.
Here is the recipe:

12 ounces linguine
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts (I love these!)
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup shaved Parmesan

~Cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.

~Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the asparagus and cook, tossing occasionally, until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

~Add the asparagus mixture to the pasta along with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the Parmesan before serving.

Hope that you had a great weekend!


  1. Happy Spring to you too! Trader Joes flowers are the BEST! And yes, I can't wait to pull out all my Lilly (both old and new)!

  2. Great recipe! I love how I have found - and cooked - so many recipes from my new cute blog friends. Can't wait to try yours!

  3. oh yum to the recipe! thank you for that... can't wait to add it to the menu! totally light and springy!

  4. I was just working on my menu for the rest of the week--thanks for such a delicious option!

  5. I also tagged you on my blog!! You're a socialite! :)