Sunday, August 03, 2008

Sunday night recipe with pesto

My friend Kim says that I should stop blogging about food unless I have people over to enjoy it with us (namely her). Hopefully the food blogging isn't too boring. What do you think? I thought it would be good to know that there is more going on at the tiny Bungalow than sanding and gardening. I also thought it would be cool to showcase our fantastic Formica faux black marble counter tops.
Also, Kim (or anyone for that matter) if you are ever bored on a Sunday night, nine times out of ten, we are here and though the house may not be perfectly clean and our daughter may be out of sorts, I am almost always cooking and there is usually plenty of food. You don't need a formal invite to join us and would love the company. If not, most of what I make any moron can make as well so hopefully you enjoy the recipes and can try out some of our food at your place.

In the summertime there is usually a lot of good produce at the OP Farmer's Market. We skipped the donuts this week because we arrived late but we did get some corn. I thought it would be good to do a pasta dish with it and some of the pesto (I had to make a new batch tonight anyway since we were overgrown). So I grilled up some sausages, made some Swiss chard, and then made this dish: shells with pesto, canellini & corn. Not to be confused with canellini and corn with pest6o and shells or...

I started with chopped peppers, onion, fresh garlic (from the garden), canellini, corn (taken off the cob) and some pesto, Parmesan, and a little chicken broth. The chopping is really the hardest part and if you don't have the "Martha" bowls, and want to cook, you really have to get some. I think we got ours as a wedding gift from my sister in law. They are awesome.

You pretty much toss the onions, peppers, and garlic in a pan and saute until everything is soft. Toss in the corn and let that get tender. Then toss in the canellini and the chicken stock. Let it mellow for about 10 minutes on low heat. In another pot, you should simultaneously be cooking your shells.Then put some cooked shells, olive oil, the sauteed veggies, pesto and Parmesan in a bowl and toss it all together. This part might even be harder than the chopping because if you are not careful or don't have the right bowl, half of the food will end up on the floor.

You then top it with a little more parm and then some basil leaves to garnish and it's done. There's something about the sweetness of the corn, onions, and peppers mixed with the pesto that is just awesome. My wife thinks I just put the basil on because I was going to blog this but she knows better and I do crap like this all the time.

1 comment:

Amalie said...

Looks soooo yummy.

The food blogging isn't boring-- I always love new recipes. I was just thinking it had been a while since I posted a recipe. We've been so busy that we haven't been cooking anything too terribly yummy...