My Big Purple Pot

I got a new purple pot for Christmas…and I LOVE it.

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It’s so cheerful sitting on my stove. And because the weather has been gray and so cold and just downright depressing, I decided I would make a big pot full of color in my purple pot.

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And as the lovely smells of summer filled my kitchen, my mood lifted just enough to think I might make it through the winter…maybe.

Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound of penne pasta
  • big handful of fresh spinach
  • 2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Boil pasta until al dente. While pasta drains, add the spinach to the hot pot. Pour pasta over the spinach to help it wilt. Stir in pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. (Maybe add one more little handful of cheese if you have it).

This dish is tasty hot or cold. It reminds me of summer. It makes me happy.

It’s the little things on these long dreary winter days.

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3 Responses to “My Big Purple Pot”


  1. 1 Courtney January 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I love that color pot and I love anything with pasta!!

  2. 2 Michelle January 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Looks delicious and now I’m making this tonight! Have all the ingredients – even homemade pesto and sun dried tomatoes!


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