here's my 'stuff from trader joes' asparagus pasta
1/2 a bunch of blanched or lightly grilled / sauteed asparagus.
cut into penne size nuggets
1 bag of bow tie pasta
1 bag of TJ's medium sized (frozen cooked shrimp) - just let them thaw out
3 heaping tablespoons of olive tapenade (any TJ's tapenade will work really)
1 heaping tablespoon of pesto
1/4 - 1/3 of a cup chopped sundried tomatoes (in olive oil)
just cook the pasta, strain, and mix in all the ingredients
immediately while the pasta is still hot. good hot or cold..
i've never measured any of this so adjust amounts to what looks good to