so earlier this week I went to the store with my roommate Dale, and I decided to acquire a Basil plant since quite frankly it is more cost effective. (If I don’t pull a Jenni and kill it) So, with my new plant in mind yesterday I decided to make some pesto for my pasta lunch.
Normally pesto has pine nuts and parmigiana cheese in it, but being the poor college student that I am do not have either one of those rather expensive ingredients on hand. In comes my improvisational cooking techniques. I couldn’t think of anything on hand to replace the pine nuts with, because while I had walnuts, that didn’t seem to appealing to me. Instead of the parmigiana cheese I used munster cheese, because why not?
I am going to attempt to write out what I put in my awkward pesto. I have this dreadful habit of making up things that end up tasting awesome because of my clear culinary prowess (heavy sarcasm) but I never remember to write down what I do.
so I used maybe 10 leaves of basil
4 cloves garlic
about a tbsp of truffle oil
2 1/2 slices of munster cheese
little bit of red pepper flakes
I put it all in my ninja blender and pulsed. Turned out surprisingly good and more then I needed for just myself, so I fed my roommate and our friend Andrew dinner that evening with the leftovers.