Once again, the snow is coming down. This is truly a rarity for this southern girl and I'm loving every minute of it!
Today was another one of those days when I had to travel to the store for the unnecessary "necessities". Actually, some items were necessary as we are having guests tomorrow evening for hors d'oeuvres. I have decided to make a cheese tray, but more about that tomorrow. In my quest for entertaining items, I found another fabulous deal on flowers. These hydrangeas were marked down to $1.89 for 3. I'll take two packages please. Aren't they amazing?! Yes, the answer is YES!
And they blend beautifully with the pink hydrangeas I purchased earlier this week. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. They fill up a space and change the look of a room.
BUT, my "deal of the day" was this adorable heart-shaped pasta from World Market.
It was on the Valentine's discount table. I paid a whopping 75 cents for a bag of pasta! I will be able to use this for two meals. It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to serve heart-shaped pasta. Use it to make any day of the week special.
I kept the prep simple -- cooked al dente, tossed in EVOO, sprinkled with oregano, parsley and a little crushed red pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese and add some French bread with basil pesto to round out the meal. I don't know about you, but I think this pasta was a great deal. On these cold winter days, hot, hearty meals are truly a "necessity"!
PS...you can also find this post at the Link Party on French Country Cottage!