Try fettuccine in place of linguine.
Refrigerated pasta cooks in less than half the time needed for dry pasta, making it perfect for fast meals.
Serve the linguine with Italian blend salad greens tossed with a vinaigrette and sourdough bread. For dessert, spoon mascarpone cheese into canned or fresh apricot halves and drizzle with a bit of amaretto. Garnish with broken walnuts and serve with espresso.