Let’s be honest here.
Pasta is a pretty beloved food by most, you can dress it up or you can dress it down.
Personally? I am a huge fan of dressing it down. Simple flavors are best and a little (ok a lot) of cheese is helpful too.
I am sure that, like a lot people, I pretty much grew up on noodles with butter and salt. Just noodles, butter and salt. It’s a meal that even now I find comfort in and is still totally delicious. However, I now prefer to add at least a little basil. In my years since my childhood I have become a basil freak. I am completely in love with the stuff.
My dad use to grow bush basil out the yazoo throughout the summer months and I loved heading outside to pick it for Friday Night Pasta. I love thinking back to memories like this, especially when summer is so close. I am beyond exited!
So basically, today I am going to tell you how to brown some butter, chop some basil and boil some pasta.
Pretty simple stuff, but a recipe I think everyone could use at one time or another.
The idea for leaving the pesto chunky came from this amazing book. If you are interested in cooking and crafting you should definitely look into this book. I personally love it.
Chunky pesto means no breaking out the food processor. And that makes me so happy. For some reason, I really hate using that appliance. Washing it – Ugh.
I added a little brown butter for an extra layer of flavor.
Plus, my mom says no pasta is complete without at least a little salt and butter.
Can’t really argue that.
Oh, and pasta on Thursday just feels right.
Especially when it is so quick and easy to prepare. Quick and easy makes things so much better.
Especially on a Thursday, when we are all dying for Friday.