Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Bits and Pieces

The weather has been beautiful lately, and my husband and I need exercise badly, so yesterday and today we have been taking walks. Yesterday, we went to downtown Clermont, and walked and visited the quilt shop. I didn't buy anything, just looked around a bit. Today we went down to the lake. We need rain, so the water is down, but it still is pretty, and there was a nice breeze most of the time. We were hoping to see a little wildlife, but all we saw was a squirrel or two, some ducks and birds. The bird ab0ve caught a fish while we were watching him. We hope to walk every day.

We worked up an appetite, and I had seen Basil Pesto on someone's blog, I apologize that I couldn't find it again, but I will post who's when I do. (I found it, it is Sophie Junction.) We stopped at the grocery store on the way back and got what we were missing and boy was it quick and easy and delicious. I would recommend it to anyone.
This is the picture from her blog, and here is her recipe:

Pesto Sauce
2/3 cup packed, coarsely chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, peeled
DIRECTIONS In a blender, combine all the ingredients. Makes 4 servings. Toss with cooked pasta–I've become a fan of Barilla Plus angel hair pasta–and save the rest for something yummy later in the week.

My husband and I both liked it a lot. The only thing was my blender wanted to just spin, so I put it in my Magic Bullet. If anyone wonders if those are any good, I can tell you that I sure do like mine. I got it when my mother was still able to eat, and it was great for pureeing her food. I would buy one again in a flash.
Then the mailman just came and brought a package that included the luggage tags for our trip in June, so it has been a pretty good day so far.
I will now try to work on my OC for a while. I have the small squares cut out and the small triangles half done. I just need to finish those and then cut out the large triangles, and I'll be ready to sew step 2.
After that, hopefully, it will have cooled off a bit, and I will mow the front yard and maybe pull some weeds. This weather is great.


Amanda said...

Wow, what control! I've never yet managed to visit a quilt shop and come out empty-handed. We're having glorious weather here in the UK too, and I just wish I was fit enough to get out and walk like we used to. The basil pesto sounds delicious - and so easy to do. I'll have to post the recipe for another quick and delicious pasta dish that I sometimes do.

Phyl said...

The basil pesto looks absolutely yummy. I need to start walking every day, too...seems like there is always something else that needs done.

I have only been in a fabric store once and not bought go girl~

gingerquilts said...

Mmm. Looks delicious! I love your pics of your walk, too. I should grab the camera next time I go out, when the rain stops.

Elaine Adair said...

I'm going to try this for my carb loving DH. Looks good. Thanks!