It’s that time of year again. When it’s dark a lot. Which means unless I go to great effort my food pictures look terrible. So I present a bit of summer in the winter. I made this in the bright heat of summer but it’s a great winter meal. A summery pasta dish made with easy winter vegetables.
Broccoli pesto with roasted cauliflower and little sausages.
I toasted pine nuts and some black pepper and blended them with a bunch of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and parmesan. I never measure stuff for this – I just keep adding and blending and tasting. In the meanwhile I briefly boiled a whole bunch of broccoli in salty water. The salty water is key.
Then added the broccoli to the blender and voila! Enough Broccoli pesto to feed a crowd or enough to put some in the freezer, or what we do – which is just eat it for a week.
I roasted a cauliflower and cocktail wieners (because they are easy) in the oven with just a bit of oil. I’m guessing at 400º for… until things had brown edges and the cauliflower was cooked. I boiled a 1lb box of pasta (also in salty water).
Mixed everything together and that’s what we ate for a week.
It’s an easy tasty fall back meal. Which I hope you can fall back on and I have fallen back on for a blog post 😉
Thanks for sticking with me. I swear there are more interesting things in the pipeline.