One of our dinners last week consisted of pasta with the first batch of fresh homemade pesto from our basil plants in the garden. I think homemade pesto might be my very favorite thing to eat. Since we didn’t have a garden last year, it had been two years (!) since I last had homemade pesto. Far too long. I would’ve licked my plate if I hadn’t thought it would be setting a bad example for my son.
Side note – I usually make pesto with walnuts instead of pine nuts because it is cheaper and I think it tastes just as good.
On the side I tried a new recipe – parmesan zucchini rounds. It originally caught my eye because I thought it would be a good way to get my 2 year old to try zucchini. Previous attempts of serving him sautéed zucchini with just oil, salt and pepper have failed. I needed a new approach. I followed this recipe exactly as written:
Parmesan Zucchini Crisps @ Food Network
Note that I am referring to them as “rounds” instead of “crisps” because mine did not get very crisp at all. I used a golden zucchini from the farmers’ market.
Although they were not crisp, I thought they turned out pretty tasty and Benzo and I agreed we would like to make them again. One downside is that they were a bit labor intensive with dipping each slice in the breading. I told my son they were “zucchini chips” and he amazingly bit right into one! He didn’t end up eating a lot but I was ecstatic that he tried them. And he even took more than one bite. WIN.