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.