The other night, after getting off of work unexpectedly early, I received a text message from my hubby asking me to stop off at the store for some ice cream for my sister-in-law who just got her wisdom teeth removed. Being the wonderfully nice sister-in-law that I am, I agreed (of course this has a lot to do with working right next to the dang grocery store). I was also quite hungry myself and figured it would probably be better to grab something there than pick up something at a fast food place, so I aimlessly wondered for maybe 5 minutes before inspiration struck. I wanted pasta!! I always want pasta, but I figured I was going to be home an hour and a half early so I might as well cook something yummy. However, I was bad...I did a big no no...please everyone forgive me...but I BOUGHT pesto!!!
I can see it now...you are all frozen in horror as you reread that last sentence over and over. I know, I know, bad Rheannon!! Bad!! But I was hungry and figured at $5 for a teeny bottle it better be good. Surprise...it was not. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't too bad but mine is way better. Anyway, I got home put some water on to boil and sautéed a shallot, chopped a tomato and some fresh parsley. I cooked up some penne, my favorite, and added the pesto, shallots, tomatoes, some sliced black olives and sprinkled on some Parmesan and parsley. It was still yummy but next time I will definitely make my own pesto!