Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Two for Tuesday!

So today is tuesday so I thought I would do a quick post and a recipe (two things :P)

Little Lo didn't end up having her surgery yesterday, although we thank everyone for all their prayers! She was sick as was my hubby, who was to stay overnight with her in the hospital....we rescheduled it for Feb.20th!
Also, Omers had her well baby today and she is a healthy 17.3 lbs, 27 inches long!! Besides the sniffles and a cough she is doing well! I totally thought she would weigh more since at 7 months she still eats every 2 hours!!! It's no wonder I'm exhausted, I'm living the life of a dairy cow!!

Ok so now on to the recipe! I used to be afraid of new foods....I made this after I had my twins, and it has become one of our favorite family foods! It is a way to get your kids to eat their greens!!

Try it, but note that the color it comes out is a slime green color!!

Broccoli Pesto Linguine
1 cup boiling water

2 bouillon cubes or 2 teaspoons chicken flavored soup base or granules.

1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, prepared according to package directions, drained

1/3 cup freshly grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI® Linguine

4 fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)
Combine water and bouillon in small bowl; stir to dissolve. Place bouillon mixture, broccoli, cheese, basil, oil and garlic in food processor or blender; cover. Process until smooth to form pesto.
*Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss pesto with pasta. Season with ground black pepper. Garnish with basil leaves.
Makes 4 servings.

*-I think one of the main things is to really salt your pasta water! It really makes for better flavored pasta-I just use the boxed kind....and I also add extra garlic! Yummy!!!!


Vaughn Family Blog said...

sounds yummy friend

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! How old is your daughter with SB? My Lauren is 5. We are scheduled to have bladder surgery in February- which I will post about on my blog at some point. Aren't twins fun! We get attention everywhere we go!