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Easy Arugula Pesto

May 20, 2012

Ahhhh, Sunday.  A day of rest. 

OR.

Alternatively, a day when your baby wakes up at 4:30, then again at 6:00, and then you go into the bathroom to find a giant roach hanging out on the bathmat.  Also: I found a tick in my hair last night.

I found a TICK.  In my HAIR.

So, that’s how our weekend shaped up.

At last we had a good meal on Friday night.  I made this easy pesto:

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…with the arugula we had leftover from our farmers’ market purchases.  We tossed the pesto with fresh tomatoes (also from the fm) and pasta, and dinner was served. 

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For the pesto, in the food processor I combined: 2 cups arugula, 1/4 cup olive oil, and about 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus a little shake of garlic salt.  Very easy, and the arugula gives the pesto a little bit of a kick.

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We’re thinking we might attempt to go to church this morning, which could be nice, or could go very, very poorly.  On the one hand: Lila could have a total meltdown.  On the other hand: we get to have HUMAN CONTACT for an hour.

Wish us luck!  Hope you have a great Sunday. 

17 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2012 2:58 pm

    Oh wow on the tick and roach. Nothing like living in a warm weather humid climate to bring out the best.

    The pasta looks so perfect right…love pesto!

  2. ginger635 permalink
    May 20, 2012 4:03 pm

    We had a dinner party last night and a huge roach came strolling across the kitchen floor, followed by an even bigger one crawling up the wall. I think our guests were impressed! You should feel right at home here next week!

  3. May 20, 2012 4:14 pm

    That pesto is such a good idea…and arugala! Super healthy! The whole meal looks delicious. And a TICK in your HAIR!!

  4. Marcee permalink
    May 20, 2012 4:30 pm

    Hi Anna. Good to know Lila is giving you the best of times!

    The (simple …. but definitely delicious) pasta dish outshines those yucky buggers.

    Good idea re pasta … filling + quick. Temps are 90 here! So for sure I will make something similiar for dinner …. w/fresh spinach + garlic. All your other ingredients are great.

    Always love reading your posts!

  5. May 20, 2012 6:19 pm

    oh man! Hang in there! The pesto looks fantastic. Hope church went well if you went

  6. May 20, 2012 8:47 pm

    Oh that looks incredible. And why is it that when you find one bug you end up having a day where you find multiple bugs!

  7. May 20, 2012 10:34 pm

    A TICK! IN YOUR HAIR! I would have died!

  8. May 21, 2012 12:37 am

    {shudder} the tick experience sounds awful. But this pasta and pesto sounds DELISH. I love squeezing more veggies into meals without it seeming like they’re in there!

  9. May 21, 2012 2:41 am

    So confused about ticks…are they like lice? Or are they dangerous? I feel ignorant so I must Google and learn more…

  10. May 21, 2012 11:16 am

    I think I would freak more about the roach than the tick. I hate bugs! But, I love pesto :)

  11. May 21, 2012 1:08 pm

    Yikes on the tick and roach, so sorry! My hubby HATES roaches, they totally freak him out and he’s from Florida! :-P The pesto looks fabulous!

  12. May 21, 2012 4:03 pm

    What a morning you had! At least you did have a good meal :)

  13. May 21, 2012 8:22 pm

    Love the look of that pesto, Anna! So sorry to hear about your weekend debacles, too. A tick in your hair is pretty bad, but I unfortunately can sympathize with something even worse. A scorpion. In my bed. Stinging the heck out of my stomach. Yep, first night in our new house. Not a very warm welcome, thank you very much!

  14. Kev permalink
    May 28, 2012 12:32 pm

    Are you okay?

  15. June 2, 2012 2:00 am

    I’ve never made pesto with arugula and have been wanting to forrrreverrr! Will do now! :)

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