Monday, May 14, 2012
Mr. Basil Comes to Dinner
Recently, I wanted to make caprese salad for lunch, so I looked for basil at the grocery store. While Publix had pre-packed basil for $2, they had actual basil plants on special for $3.
Mr. Basil has been going strong for several weeks, and finally this weekend, I had to split down the plants. I re-used a mushroom container and the bottom of a strawberry container for the new temporary pots.
I've been putting basil in everything lately, including salads and soup. I don't typically use recipes when making dinner, so this in an ingredients list only for the soup. I'm sure it's not healthy, yet it used up some leftovers, and sometimes that's the goal!
Potato Basil Soup
- pre-cooked red potatoes, diced (leftovers from the previous night's dinner)
- lots of fresh basil leaves
- rivels (flour/water mixed together and dropped into the boiling liquid)
- garnish with pepper and fresh grated cheese
What are you having for dinner tonight?