I thought it might be a good idea to go running Wednesday night since the temperature appeared to be above freezing. And by ‘above freezing’, what I mean is that it was 33. And oh, did my lungs and knees pay the price! I spent all of today on the couch or in bed sleeping and generally feeling really uncomfortable. All of this is just my way of telling you that we had no dinner plan – and definitely not one that I was in any shape to execute.
In Jamie’s Dinners, Jamie Oliver presents a set of foundational recipes that can then be used in a variety of meals – pesto is one of these dishes, and it has served us well. When I picked up basil for Sunday’s polenta, the options were .4 ounces for $2.99 or 5 ounces for $4.99, so I bought the larger package and made up a bunch of pesto with the leftovers earlier in the week. That pesto made for a quick and delicious pasta dinner accompanied by a salad with sun-dried tomatoes. Sometimes simple and easy is also just right.