The holidays are coming and that means lots of entertaining, house guests and big meals. I’m setting out to find somethings you can make ahead of time and take out of the freezer when the doorbell rings. And, if plans get cancelled, no biggies, you just have dinner for another night.
I’ve always wanted to make my own pesto, but I was intimidated and thought it would be hard. I did a little research online and thought I could give it a try. I have a food processor and I love using it so I gave it a shot!
This was one of the easiest, tastiest and fastest things I’ve ever made. It was as easy as getting the ingredients measured out (and bought from the store of course) and grinding them up in the food processor. You can serve fresh or freeze this delight.
3 cups of fresh basil (I bought this in the produce section of my grocery store.)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (I bought fresh)
1/3 cup Pine nuts
3 cloves garlic
Kosher salt and pepper to taste
I served this over baked chicken and pasta and it was a hit. You can’t go wrong with this. It’s easy to make and tastes like a meal that took you hours to prepare.