I usually don’t make pesto, because I find if far too addicting. If there’s pesto in the house, I will go at it with a spoon — or a piece of crusty bread and olive oil. But my week has been insane and I wanted something that would come together fast. And pesto is fast. You don’t even have to boil it, like tomato sauce, or stir it or anything. You just put in in your blender and it makes itself.
That, and the fact that I wasn’t going to be home enough to eat it all, so I was safe. Sort of.
I have been going through a caraway phase — sprinkling it on roasted veggies and other things. But sometimes the little seeds get stabby going down your throat and that’s not a pleasant feeling. So I decided to make them into a pesto. Stab me? I’ll grind to a pulp.
Um, I’m not actually a violent person.
I need to save just a little of this cause my mom’s coming into town and she loves pesto. Are y’all ready for your folks to come trooping into town?
This will be the first full-sized Thanksgiving in about 5 years. Lately it’s been just me and my mom, or just me, my mom, and Jason. And for the past two years, this has been the main course for me and my mom, with ground turkey tacos for Jas. Now that we live in Ohio, we’re going to have a big family Thanksgiving — my first with his family. I’m kinda glad that I have to work Thanksgiving morning so that I don’t have time to freak out. I like Jason’s family a lot, but sometimes being around a lot of people makes me nervous, no matter who they are. If I go to a party, I’ll spend most of my time talking to the little kids or the dogs. You know the type. Lucky for me, there are going to be a lot of little kids there. Last time there was a big party, I got to play with plastic farm animals and a pop gun. Talk about fun 😀