Monday, June 27, 2011

The Frugal Kitchen: It's Pesto Night

The extreme heat we are having now in Florida is starting to slow the garden down.  My basil is at the point where it's harvest or waste it.  So, what is a good way to used my extra basil?  Pesto!

Right Out Of The Garden

Pesto is super easy to make in the blender or food processor.  Just combine several cups of herbs/leafy greens, then to taste add cheese, nuts, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil.  Whiz it to finely puree and you are done.

Soak In Water To Remove Grit

I used basil, parmesan, walnuts, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil today.  I also used my trusty food processor that was given to me thirty years ago as a wedding present.  I have quite a few small appliances that are considered vintage and they are running strong.

Puree In "Old Bessie"

Tonight we will have penne with pesto and a salad.  Such an easy meal.  The kitchen doesn't get hot and I don't get frazzled.  Plus, I will have plenty of pesto to store in a 1/2 pint jar in the freezer for the next time I need a quick meal.

Some To Freeze

God bless,

1 comment:

  1. I hope you check past posts, but one great way to use orator is instead of pizza sauce. Spread over crust add cheese and grilled chicken. Mmmmm!