Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sundays have always been a big deal in my family. No matter how crazy the schedule, we were expected to be home for Sunday dinner. When my brother and I got older and that wasn't quite feasible anymore, a Sunday evening phone call became the the alternative. I'll admit that even though they aren't always home cooked meals, Brad and I have carried on the tradition and are always together for a Sunday evening meal (well, most meals actually, but you get the drift).
A couple of weeks ago I was really in the mood for some Italian food, and in the latest edition of Everyday Food there was a recipe for an "alternative" pesto pasta using parsley instead of basil. I thought the top picture of the chopped parsley was pretty, which is the only reason I am including it. Everyday Food doesn't let me down very often, but the sauce tasted like I was eating parsley leaves straight from the bunch. I love pesto, so its possible I am just really partial to the basil taste, but I wasn't a fan. Apparently some other people like it though, so if you're a parsley lover here is the recipe.
Luckily, I also made one of my favorites - bruschetta. Here is the link to the recipe that I usually use, except I am lazy and don't go through all of the tomato boiling and preparation. I don't even remove the skins. I just chop them up and remove the seeds, then throw it all together in a bowl. Completely by accident, I made the mix early once so that I could just toss it all in the oven before the guests arrived, and I discovered that it all tastes much better if you let the mixture sit in the fridge for an hour or two. I think the tomatoes absorb more of the seasoning and garlic. Now I want some bruschetta...
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