Spinach-Basil Pesto and Bowtie Noodles

Ever since I saw a Facebook photo of my sister Kristina’s pesto noodles made with homegrown basil, I have been JONESING for the dish.  My time finally came last Thursday night.  I didn’t get home from work till about 8:30 and I wanted something carb-filled and creamy in my belly.

I followed Ina Garten’s basic pesto recipe but since I had so much spinach in the fridge (I’m already up to my second bag this week) I decided to add some spinach in it as well.  I made a boo-boo and added 100x more garlic than I should have (I confused the difference between bulb and clove but stopped myself before things got crazy) but I actually really enjoyed the dish (I think it is because I am sick and have no taste buds or sense of smell).  Rob on the other hand politely had one plate and then promptly brushed his teeth and popped ten altoids.  You live, you learn!

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  1. Thats hilarious! I need your dedication. If I get home that late, cooking is not something I feel like doing.

  2. Suburbanette says:

    Carey — this meal only took me 10 minutes tops to make!!!

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