summer pesto party.

tonight, on the drive home, all i could think was green beans... maybe a quick, hot saute/steam of walnut & olive oil.... ocean loves them, it's fast, it works... but i had no idea what else.. then when i got home, i saw the spaghetti, the lima beans i bought at the market on sunday from mcgrath farms and i just started making everything because it was the hour i tell you mamas NEVER to was dinner time!

and it was going to be just a plain beans and pasta mixture... it wasn't sating me.... then i thought: pesto! so i looked up a really EASY pesto recipe and had it done in a matter of seconds... i couldn't believe how easy and fast this little party became... i had the basics (which is the essential piece to all of this/RM pantry)... basil, pinenuts, olive oil, garlic, salt & parmesan cheese..... mix everything together in a BIG bowl and wallah... it was so good! ocean couldn't keep his sweet hands outta there!

OH! and i would use capellini next time (thinner is better for this i think)... or some other pasta....experiment and let me know what happens... see you in the kitchenxxx

PESTO (alice waters)

1 cup loose leaves basil
1/4 cup parmesan grated (if you have shredded put it in the cuisineart/just make sure you put more in)
1/4 cup pinenuts
1/2 - 1 clove garlic depending on what you love
1/2 cup oilve oil (to taste)
salt (to taste)

i put all of this in the cuisinart.... mix it up and done. this made enough for 4 - 6