Thursday, June 12, 2008

BB: Pasta, Pesto and Peas




I was so excited to make my first BB dinner. I'd been hearing other Barefoot Bloggers say that the recipe makes a ton, so I cut it down a lot. I started with 1 cup of basil for the pesto and adjusted everything around that. It turned out GREAT, but we couldn't wait for it to cool so we ate it warm. :-) The mayo is not something I'd repeat... maybe I'll use yogurt next time or something. I didn't love that part. Otherwise, it was a great deviation from the regular marinara sauce for pasta.

I thought it would only be fitting to dry the basil with The Ina Method of swirling them over your head in a kitchen towel and letting the water fly. :-)

Thanks to Elizabeth at Ugg Smell Food for choosing the recipe! Check out the other Barefoot Bloggers here!

Pasta, Pesto, and Peas

20 comments:

  1. I am cracking up at your post-basil drying picture. I am not a mayo fan either and after reading reviews decided to leave it out and use pasta water instead. We loved the result and didn't miss the mayo at all.

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  2. OH YUM!!!! I'm making something VERY similar for dinner this week! This looks so good I want to make it tonight!

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  3. Your pasta picture is one of the best so far. Very nice job.

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  4. Great photo of your pasta salad! Sure looks delicious.

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  5. How fun to be back twice in the week, but thsi time for something savory. It looks wonderful...

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  6. LOL at the basil drying method. Probably works better if someone else is coming to clean your kitchen afterwards! Your pasta looks great.

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  7. LOL you are one hilarious woman! I can just imagine me flinging the towel around my head and letting go of it and ending up with basil all over my kitchen. Looks great.

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  8. Looks delicious! This recipe makes a ton.

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  9. lol, I love it. Happy Birthday again!

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  10. HA! I love the basil drying shot!

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  11. Love the drying pic! Lovely pasta!

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  12. Like everyone has already said, the basil drying picture cracks me up!

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  13. I'm with everyone on the basil drying pic!

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  14. love the drying bit! Your pasta looks delicious!

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  15. Love your pictures especially the pasta drying one. Very daring of you!

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  16. I agree about the mayo - I was very skepitcal! Ina loves her mayo!! I think your yoghurt subsitution is a great idea for the future!

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  17. Love the picture of the cupboard!
    Pasta looks great too.

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  18. looks awesome!! love the water-flying pic! lol

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