Confession: I’ve had a REALLY hard time keeping up with our backyard garden since Everett arrived. To be expected, right? If I have to choose between taking a shower and pulling weeds during nap time, nine times out of ten I will choose taking a shower (my husband is grateful for my ability to make such wise decisions during the day).
Needless to say, my little vegetables and herbs are not so little anymore. The last time I checked my romaine lettuce it was about three feet tall (oops), and I’m pretty sure my zucchini and squash plants are taking over the entire backyard. While I haven’t had time to harvest any vegetables lately, I did manage to clip some fresh basil last week to make pesto from this recipe. I’ve always wanted to make homemade pesto and after discovering how easy it is, I can’t wait to make it again! Pesto is oddly expensive at the grocery store, and tastes much better fresh. I mixed it with chicken and prosciutto ravioli, and topped with pine nuts and a bit of pepper. Even with the fresh pesto, I would call this a fifteen minute meal from start to finish, aka a new momma’s dream dinner.
Have you made anything yummy recently? I’m always on the hunt for quick, healthy recipes!