Monday, July 15, 2013

SO Easy Kid's Pesto recipe!

Picked tomatoes!  Gonna pick more today!

The beans, cukes and okra already sold online through! Yay!

These are my beautiful tomatoes.  Guess what is lurking under the surface of the tomato plants?  Tomatoes!  The avalanche has begun.  I'm excited!

The new challenge is to find enough tomato recipes to use them all!  Smile!  :)

Today we are going to make my sons' favourite food: "Yummy Noodles."  That was the toddler tittle what we christened it with so that they would try it.  When he took it in his lunch to school, his teacher sent home a note asking for the recipe. Last month that same kid made this recipe as the guest chef at the Snellville Farmers Market!

You are going to love it!  It's SO EASY!  Get it here...
  • A bunch of basil - as much as you can pack tightly into the mini-chopper
  • As many tomatoes as you want - chopped 
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 box penne pasta, boiled, drained, lightly oiled
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded, graded, shaved...however you like it
     Boil pasta according to directions.  Drain and toss with a small amount of olive oil to prevent drying.
     Chop the tomatoes.  Scrape them into a large bowl then pour the juice into the mini chopper.  The acid will keep the basil green.  Pack the basil as tightly as possible into the mini chopper and chop.  Add the clove of garlic and chop as finely as desired.  Smaller pieces will be more camouflaged if you are feeding beginners.
     The pasta should be cooled enough that it won't cook the basil or tomatoes or melt the cheese.
     Add pasta to the tomatoes along with basil-garlic mixture from chopper.   Mix in olive oil.  The mixture should sound like smacking gum.  If it doesn't, add more olive oil.
    Parmesan can be added when the pasta has cooled enough to prevent melting.

And leave tomato recipes below!

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