A Taste of Summer in Winter

While our neighborhood is flush with Christmas lights,

our freezer is filled with pesto.

This past summer, we were blessed with gargantuan basil plants, and found ourselves spending several Sundays making pesto to freeze just for a night like tonight. We were going to make Tom Ka Kai with some frozen chicken. But the chicken didn’t quite make it out of the freezer this morning, and so that plan was foiled.

But I had purchased lots of pasta (not SOLE, but quite cost effective: from an awesome Buy 2, Get 3 Free sale at our local Harris Teeter). And there was a hunk of parmesan in the fridge. And 8-9 cups of pesto in the freezer.

So a quick minute defrost, 10 minutes to boil the pasta, and 2 minutes to put the salad made from the last of the farmer’s market salad in the bowl, and dinner was served.

And the pesto tasted as wonderful as it did the day we made it.

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