Friday, June 10, 2011

Basil Pesto

One day this week I was bored with nothing to do.  Not really, but I was wasting time by surfing the internet. I surfed on over to The Pioneer Woman and saw that she had posted a recipe for Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce.  

Well, two things about that post worked for me.  I had no dinner plans, yet.  And, I have basil!

Lots of basil!  It is growing in the garden in places where it wasn't planted.

In a brick....

and on the walkway.  I figure that if it wants to grow there, who am I to tell it not to.  But, I sure can use some of it!

So, I got about this much.  The recipe calls for 3/4 cup and after I got the best leaves and packed it down well, this was about right.

I use walnuts instead of pine nuts.  Don't know why I started doing that, but I think it had something to do with the price of pine nuts.  

It really was delicious.  For dinner that night I made the Pesto Cream Sauce and served it over chicken breasts and pasta.

Thanks, PW!

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