Parmesan, Pine Nut & Pesto Pasta

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After a long afternoon of putting things on lay away. Which I kind of like. The store hides the gifts and I make payments until the 13th of December. We got home, paid the sitter, tucked the girls into bed and in 12 minutes I whipped up an intimate comfort food esque dinner. I even lit a candle!

1420443_10202600478036068_886852954_n-001The Ingredients ;

Garden Rotini – half the box, boil 11 mins for a perfect Al dente

Basil pesto that I made at the end of summer and froze. You can buy a little jar in the pasta aisle.

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Pine nuts, I should have toasted them

Crushed red pepper, Salt & Pepper (this plus garlic powder should be my “house” seasoning)

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We ate out of the same bowl. I was thinking Lady and the Tramp, He thought it was to save on dishes.

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Amusingly, Amy

PS. Here’s the basil pesto recipe.

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Throw it all into the blender and pour the olive oil in.

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