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Mama Goose’s Pesto BLTC

23 Jun

Today, Jarrod and I had these delicious sandwiches for lunch. They’re my own creation, and this was our first time testing them out. After making them, I set our plates on the table and  went in the kitchen to pour some tea. By the time I got back to the table, Jarrod had already eaten his entire sandwich. He’s not one to really go on and on about food, but this time he did! He even told me this is the best sandwich he’s ever eaten. It definitely gives { this one } a run for his money.

Mama Goose’s Pesto BLTC sandwich

1) First  things first. I made this sandwich with my homemade sandwich bread. It’s the only kind of sandwich bread we eat, and it’s a must for the overall deliciousness of the sandwich 🙂

2) Cook the bacon. I’ve found that I like oven cooked bacon the best! It’s easy to do, and easy to clean up!

3) Toast the sandwich bread. On one side of the bread I melted Applegate farms white American cheese.

4) When the bread is done toasting, top the cheese toast slice with thinly sliced tomatoes, baby spinach leaves, and  the bacon.

5) On the other slice of bread, spread a thin layer of mayo and a generous layer of homemade pesto.

Put it all together and ENJOY!!

Perfect Pesto Recipe

23 Jun

We have TONS of Basil in our garden, and it is one of my favorite things (besides avacado, and jalapenos of course!)

Today I made this homemade pesto. and whipped up the most delicious sandwich with it! (post to follow)

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Into the bowl of a food processor, add the garlic, basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesansalt, and pepper.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the blender still running, slowly pour 1/2 cup of olive oil.

tip** you can freeze whatever you don’t use and have it for later!

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