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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:

Linds said...

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.

Katie said...

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

Gretchen Noelle said...

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

Liliana said...

Great photo of your pasta salad! Sure looks delicious.

Prudy said...

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

BMK said...

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

~Amber~ said...

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.

Rebecca said...

Looks delicious! This recipe makes a ton.

bethanyjg said...

lol, I love it. Happy Birthday again!

Meryl said...

HA! I love the basil drying shot!

Christine said...

Love the drying pic! Lovely pasta!

That Girl said...

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

Melissa said...

I'm with everyone on the basil drying pic!

madebymel said...

Too funny! Love the pics.

Heather said...

love the drying bit! Your pasta looks delicious!

Sweet and Savory Eats said...

Great photos. Yours looks very tasty.

Debinhawaii said...

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

Cathie said...

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!

Megan said...

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

smellslikehome said...

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