Monday, August 15, 2011

Green on Green

With Olivia outgrowing her crib, we knew it was time to move the kids into separate bedrooms. So Jackson got a new big boy bed as an early birthday present.

Olivia inherited Jackson's old bed. She is still getting used to the idea of being separated from big brother.

Are those walls green enough, do you think? The color was chosen by our landlord. We'll cover it up with Cars posters soon.

Here's a green that's much more appealing.

Garden Rotini with Pistachio Rosemary Pesto

8 oz. garden rotini
1 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh rosemary
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water, more as needed
2 cups of veggies -- whatever floats your boat

Cook rotini according to package directions. In a food processor, combine pistachios, spinach, basil, rosemary, red onion, olive oil, garlic, and salt. Stream in the water until a thick pesto sauce is formed.
Toss the rotini and pesto with any raw or cooked veggies you like. I used chopped spinach, cucumber, red onion, and sauteed zucchini.


  1. Pistachios in pesto is brilliant! I have some but I'm saving them or else I would totally make that; I love the flavor of pistachios.

  2. Yum that pasta looks delicious! ANd green is one of my fav colors so I love all of the green in your post ;)

  3. Aww congrats on the big boy bed! Yum to the pistachio pesto- sounds deliciously rich!

  4. Yum! And woohoo on the big boy bed!