And now we have a row of jars of pesto, perfect for Christmas gifting to our teachers and neighbors. I grabbed packages of snowflake pasta at Trader Joe’s to pair with the pesto and make “pesto pasta dinner kits.”
I used this pesto recipe, omitting the spinach (because loads of basil). After making about 50 oz of pesto, we portioned out into smaller jars and added labels.
ps- When I told Burke that I made pesto for his teachers, he said, “Hmmm, I’m not sure mom. Usually kids don’t roll into school with pesto as a Christmas gift.” (Ummm, what!?! “Roll into school”!?! And who doesn’t like pesto???). But then I showed him the jars and the snowflake pasta and he changed his tune- he even asked if I could make one extra kit for his GT teacher. WEASEL. Cute, grownup, funny weasel.