When The Litle Misses saw tonite’s dinner, both of them blurted out..
“It’s so green!”
I pun tadi masa tengah masak and when putting it onto a serving plate terdetik jugak kata, hijau nya lah benda ni, hehehe…
But knowing that everything that made it green was natural and takde colouring langsung made it bearable lah.
I guess because I used so much of it, tu yang hijau sangat2.
Tadi for dinner, I made fettucine with basil pesto and sausages.
And I did use a LOT of pesto in the pasta tu yang hijaunya menikam kalbu sungguh! hahaha
My green pasta !
I made the pesto myself but kali ni cuma guna 2 cloves of garlic, a handful of roasted chashew nuts/gajus, loads of fresh basil, 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese and olive oil.
We have an abundance of basil in the garden so kena guna while it’s still around.
With pesto, you don’t have to use pine nuts, you can use any nuts you want. Even the pesto yang jual kat kedai in a jar tu pun guna a mixture of nuts jugak untuk jimat cost. So far, I’ve tried cashew and pine nuts aje and both tasted great. The Other Half kata if I didn’t tell him it wasn’t pine nuts, he wouldn’t have noticed. I think nuts like almond and cashew will make great pesto.
There’s a lot of pesto recipes out there yang guna other kinds of nuts. (But the pesto connoisseur will definitely say that only pine nuts can be used to make pesto and the taste is much superior. )
But tekak kita sendiri kan and ikut budget kita sendiri kan, apa kisah!
And I also made cheesy bread as a side dish to eat with the pasta.
I tried to knead the grated cheese and the dried garlic into the bread in the second kneading but the cheese clumped up pulaknya so ada some parts dapat cheese and ada some parts takde cheese, hehehe.
But my family didn’t care, they still ate it as though it was so good, hahahaha.
But sape yang suka their bread to be so lembut and kalau picit terus leper tu, won’t like our kind of cheesy bread ni lah. Sebab this bread is a bit rustic, jenis yang takde pakai bread softener or improver or any ‘softening agent’ and I uli sekejap aje. But kalau untuk makan panas2 for dinner, we love this kind of bread .
I sauteed some zucchinis and mushrooms as a side dish as well.
See, I told you it was green! I had to add the oven-dried tomatoes into the pasta to make it a bit more colourful, heeeee….