This should have been a fun weekend of cross-country skiing, playing in the snow, and running around.
However, that did not turn out to be the case.
I hurt my leg on a long run Saturday morning. Major bummer.
There may or may not have been a few tears.
Our plan after my long run was to drive up to New Hampshire and hang out with our friends and get some skiing in.
The good news is that all my friends got to have fun. The bad news is that I had to hang back. Grrrrrrr.
However, hanging back meant that I got to spend some quality time in front of the tv. And guess what, our friends have cable! And with cable comes the Food Network, and with the Food Network comes Roasted Red Pepper Pesto.
I got inspiration from this dish and couldn’t wait to come home and whip up my own batch.
Roasted Red Pepper pesto is DELICIOUS! Who cares if my leg is messed up. I think this may have actually cured it. It was that good!
All you need is this:
1 Jar of fire roasted red peppers (drained)
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
a handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup toasted walnuts (or any other nut you like)
a dash of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Place it all in a food processor or blender and press the button! Mix until desired consistency.
Serve on top of some whole wheat pasta like we did.
We have some leftovers that will taste great as a pizza base! Yum
Have a great evening. Hopefully you will sleep as well as Henry and me!