Ruth at Once Upon A Feast had a great idea--Presto Pasta Night. And I'm very glad she had this idea. I realized that I haven't fixed pasta in over a month. How did that happen? Very odd, as we usually eat pasta at least once a week. So, thank you very much Ruth, you got me back on the pasta track. I'm sure there will be many others making lovely pasta recipes and you'll find their efforts in the Roundup at Ruth's site this Friday.
It's been cold and wet here, not cheerful at all. One thing that brightened my mood was this simple little centerpiece of speckled baby Iris bulbs. I love these early spring flowers and have larger Iris plants in my yard, but they are weeks away from flowering. This little centerpiece is on a small breakfast table and it makes me smile each morning as I eat my oatmeal. I offer it for Janelle's Centerpiece Of The Month at Talk Of Tomatoes which ends tomorrow for February! There will be better and more artful centerpieces than mine there for your consideration.