The condo patio is the haven for an herb garden. The basil, oregano, and rosemary is growing faster than we can use it. So - I needed dinner and I needed dinner fast. The frozen meal was screaming to be used. Somehow - it didn't seem appetizing after a happy hour's worth of drinks.
So - basil from the "garden", pasta from the cabinet, broccoli and peas from the farmers market (was that 2 weeks ago?!). Throw in some pine nuts, parm, oil and garlic - and it's a TASTY meal. It all took about 14 minutes including 10 minutes of cooking.
Dinner Plan: boil water for pasta. Meanwhile, toast pinenuts and garlic; chop broccoli and peel ends off of peas. Cook pasta according to package. When there are 3 minutes left of pasta cooking - add vegetables. Make pesto in a food processor. Drain pasta - and toss with pesto. Voila!
2 cups Basil
1/4 cup pine nuts - toasted
2 garlic cloves - toasted with the pine nuts
1/4-1/2 cup parmesan cheese
olive oil (4-6 TBSP to taste)
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