This post is about two things:
First, the Bananas. (Which can be breakfast, or dessert. Or dinner.)
I made them once for dinner on a Friday...I was totally hooked!
Now I make banana peanut butter (omit the chocolate...I know, that's kind of illegal but I'm trying to be more healthy) shakes for breakfast a few days a week. They are so easy and delicious!
Basic recipe and instructions:
Spoonful of peanut butter
(Chocolate chips if you want...or if you want really decadent, Reese's PB cups)
Blend with hand blender! Done!
I pre-slice and freeze ripe bananas and keep them in freezer bags.
Just peel, slice, lay out on parchment or wax paper on a cookie sheet, and freeze.
Then transfer to bags to store.
Easy! Those shakes are awesome, and so is this.
On to the basil!
(Interruption: After typing the whole thing about the bananas, I had to go make a shake for dessert...no chocolate though!)
Tonight for dinner I made:
Pesto (from scratch)
Grilled mahi mahi (<--Husband grilled this)
The pesto was amazing! I made a huge mess with olive oil during it (all over the counter), but worth it:
Eventually I might get a better camera and improve my picture-taking skillz.
Yes that is sunshine on my zucchinis! I do love all of the windows in our house.
We ate garden-fresh tomatoes as a snack while I cooked. This photo is mostly to show the hard water spot ON THE GARDEN FRESH TOMATO. Straight from the garden. <3 hard water.
By the time I was done making dinner, I was so hungry I ate it without taking pictures of the finished product...sorry. It was great!
Pesto (based on The Joy of Cooking)
2 cups basil leaves
1/3 cups pine nuts (I used toasted walnuts)
2-3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup grated parmesean
Whirl in food processor into a thick paste.
Then drizzle in 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil while processor runs.
Cook thin spaghetti.
Wash, slice, and saute zucchini in a little olive oil until soft.
Grill mahi mahi filets (ours were 4 oz each) about 4 minutes per side over med-high heat.
Mix some pesto with the pasta, top with zuc and a dollop more of pesto, top
with mahi mahi...squeeze lemon over the top.
Have a great weekend! We are going adventuring...