Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
Cook the pasta, cut up and saute the sausage in some oil. Toss that together with some red sauce, some red pepper flakes or hot italian pepperoncini, some grated ricotta salata, some bufula mozzarella or other fresh mozzarella, and some parmigiana. Put in a dish, top with more parmigiana and bake at 375 until it just looks right.
Garbonzo Asparagus Salad
Just like it sounds. Blanch and cool the asparagus, cook the garbonzos until warm, and toss all together with parsley, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Serve cold or at room temp, it doesn't really matter.