|Pumpkin Seed Pesto Pasta Salad|
|Tomatoes and black olives|
To be a little more festive, I substituted pumpkin seeds for the usual walnuts in my pesto. The recipe I use is similar to this one, but I never measure anything. I add a little lemon juice, too. I always toast the seeds/nuts first before throwing them in the food processor. A good tip is to add chunky ingredients: nuts, garlic and cheese first and the softer ingredients like basil later so they combine easily and nothing gets lost.
|Pumpkin seed pesto with pumpkin seed garnish|
|Current decor on the dining room table|
Getting excited for Halloween! We expect over 100 trick or treaters and have a pretty good start on decorating the yard... pictures coming soon!