Wednesday, November 18, 2009

When Life Gives you Basil......

Make pesto!
(last photo probably-since it's getting colder, I think this will die out for the winter......)
Easypeasy recipe that I threw into the blender:

3 cups fresh basil
1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (cheaper than pine nuts)
4 gloves garlic, peeled
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese (I used more)
1 c. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste.

Put everything into the blender except oil. Turn the blender on and slowly add the oil until it becomes smooth.

I poured it over chicken and served it over pasta.

*****Very, very, very important point.

Do not cook pesto.....

I discovered this, much to my dismay.

Bless my patient family, they ate it anyway.

Pesto needs to be tossed with pasta or meat and gently warmed.

You don't want to see the "after" photo.....

But it tasted good....


Momza said...

YUM!!! Your garden food always looks so delicious!!

RhondaLue said...

The only thing I'll used pesto for is to dip crusty breads in. And I LOVE IT! yay for making your own! And for learning a new cooking (or not cooking it) tip!

Allyson said...

YAY, using the garden....what a good example you are!

Patrice said...

Love it!