Matt is a big snacker. This snacking habit has only been encouraged by my particular “house rules” when it comes to dishes in the wood shop. No glass, no fiestaware, and no silverware near the power tools. So Matt made his own wood bowls that he fills with chips (that later become full of wood chips. somehow that doesn’t deter him from eating his potato chips).
Periodically, I like to surprise Matt with new dips for his chip addiction. Last week was Matt’s half-birthday so I decided to try this olive pesto. I know, I know. Who celebrates half-birthdays? But it all started several years ago when Matt went out to his friends for a couple beers. It just so happened to be his actual half-birthday. Somehow, the guys started saying it was Matt’s actual birthday and despite the reality that bartenders look at your ID–the bartenders bought it. He had a night of free drinks, dancing on the bar, and running around ringing the birthday bell. Ever since, we celebrate Matt’s half-birthday. Complete with a half-cake and special dips.
This olive pesto was a fun twist on the traditional pesto that I love so much. It was quick and easy to make, and it would probably taste delicious mixed with pasta.
Wow. Has it really been that long? Since my last post, we celebrated a new years, a birthday, and a month of working far over 200 hours. To say the least, it’s been busy. And yet, despite early mornings, late nights, and not enough sleep, I have no complaints. January kicked ass.
First, January is my birthday month. I never say no to a reason for a themed-party so this year my birthday party was Prom. Complete with a cheesy background and spiked punch, we slow danced, played beer pong, and slammed shots. One of the greatest parts was my actual prom date from my junior prom came–so I was wearing the same dress, the same jewelry, same shoes, same tiara, and the same date. We had to reenactment our prom photo. That and a bunch of friends that were willing to dress up with me in prom dresses, suits, and tuxes and just let loose, get drunk, and play some beer pong until 4 in the morning. It was the perfect birthday celebration.
And well, with working and planning a prom, not much time was left for cooking. So we survived on salads, pasta, and cereal. No new recipes. No grocery shopping–seriously–we didn’t go grocery shopping for a month! But now it’s February. And while work hasn’t slowed down, my party planning has so I finally have some time to try out some new recipes. And I have missed it!
Since this weekend was the Superbowl, I decided to make a healthier version of buffalo wings–buffalo meatballs made with ground turkey. It was delicious, easy to make, and no where near as messy as wings. Hopefully you all will enjoy it as much as we did!