At the end of the day today, I really wanted to unwind by having a drink and dinner out, but I resisted. I knew I'd feel very disappointed with myself since I had determined this week would be the one to kick off the great kitchen resurrection of '08. So, I headed to the store instead and picked up a few things for a basic shrimp linguine. I usually do not like a lot of parsley because of its grassy quality, but I have been craving fresh herbs lately (I believe the summer weather is the culprit) and this parsley not only hit the spot, it smelled strangely intoxicating. Or maybe I'm just thinking of the wine.
Pairs well with: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
I watched this movie on TV and cried profusely (I don't recall the plot particulars that made me so weepy, but I cry very easily while watching movies). But, that's not why I am recommending it. No, the reason is that the bright lemon and fresh parsley flavors in the linguine were very clean and sunshine-y, which brought the Greece scenes in "Sisterhood" to mind and how they made me want to jump in the ocean, eat seafood all day and wear all-white outfits.