Sent by AlyssaEditor: Alyssa, I would definitely start by thinking asparagus — it's a classic accompaniment to a spring dinner. It's also more seasonal than corn (although of course good sweet corn is available year-round in the freezer). I would think of doing a hearty side dish of Truffled Asparagus with Parmesan (pictured above) or a lighter salad of asparagus ribbons.
Readers, what else would you recommend for Alyssa's dinner menu?
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