it’s all in the plan

perfecting the "done before they arrive" party- a work in progress

Categories: Grains and Pasta, Dinner for Two, Supper, Dinner Party, Posted on August 29, 2019 by Sandy Bergsten

Now’s the time to harvest all that basil and make some fabulous pesto. Those near and dear who know my busy schedule might be saying- you made this today? Heck no! I made this (and wrote this) weeks ago and stowed it in my freezer. Because even when you’re really busy you still need to eat. And if you plan ahead, you can eat, really well. 

Here’s one of my freezer favs- pistachio pesto. It’s salty and savory with a perfect touch of heat. 

Pick up some fresh basil.

Chop the garlic in a food processor

Add the pistachios, Parmesan, olive oil, basil, mint, soy sauce, Tabasco and salt.

Pulse until just smooth. Portion into repurposed plastic containers for half a pound of pasta (perfect for two to three). And freeze for up to three months.

This chill pill is sure to calm the busiest of times.

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