I Made Pesto and It's Pretty Good-O!

@ronadelle (1547)
Philippines
September 3, 2011 4:57am CST
Today, I experimented to cook pesto, for my husband loves pasta in just about any flavor. And so, I tried on cooking pesto for the first time. But you know, I'm always kind of very careful and fearful so as to achieve the real taste of it. LOL! But kidding aside, I think I made it! Well, you know, it's because of the help of the procedure from the box. *winks* Actually it was very simple. Cook the pasta and the pesto soup then mix together. But I made a little experiment, I mixed a little amount of evaporated milk with the pesto soup and sprinkled a little ham and cheese on top. I waited for my husband's comment upon tasting it and then teased me with an unsatisfied look on his face just to play with my face reaction as well. Haha. He said it's delicious! Anyway, it's a simple achievement for me and I know that a lot of you are good with cooking. What were the recipe that you cooked for the first time? Did you make it good or failed to do so? Share some of your experiences! ;)
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@salonga (24974)
• Philippines
17 Sep 11
Pasta lover - Enjoying his food a lot!
Pesto? I don't really know how to make pesto but I think this post drives me to experiment on this pasta and pesto soup. My family is crazy over pasta so I think they will also love if I make a variation this time around. Thanks for the tip. I will follow the ingredients you mentioned except for the ham. We never eat processed meat at home! Maybe in place of ham, I will use toasted chicken bits.
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@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
17 Sep 11
I'm glad that you got some tips from this discussion. ;) Update me with your pesto too. Happy myLotting!
@marguicha (47321)
• Chile
16 Sep 11
Hi friend, It´s so rewarding when you make a dish that others enjoy, specially when you used your imagination. My pesto does not come from a box, I make it from scratch with lots of basil leaves, pleanty of olive oil and garlic. I don´t salt it or add anything else because I freeze it to last me the whole year. When I use it on pasta or a minestrone, I add other ingredients, mainly parmesan or reggianito cheese.Yummy!!!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
Wow! That's yummy really! You're a good pasta cook!
@marguicha (47321)
• Chile
4 Oct 11
I love to cook. I am a good cook because I cook with love and I am always learning new things. Italian food is easy to make and most people love it, including children. So it´s a must to have sauces at the freezer for a rainy day. I make a big batch and save part of it so that I can defrost it when I don´t want to cook.
@kry893 (222)
• Canada
5 Sep 11
I'm happy that you made a very delicious dish. And yes, simply put, it is an achievement for you. The first time I cooked, I fried some eggs and I also fried a dish of vegetables. The vegetable dish turned out alright but the eggs that I had fried for the first time didn't turn out too good.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
Thanks and sorry that I only get to respond now. Well, I believe that you'll be good with recipes soon!
@cream97 (29179)
• United States
5 Sep 11
Hi, ronadelle. I am sure that your Pesto was very delicious! I made a Betty Crocker, Triple Berry bread yesterday in the oven. This was the best that it has ever tasted too! I have made it quite a few times before, but it has never came out as delicious that it came out on yesterday. I hope that you and your husband will enjoy eating your homemade Pesto. Enjoy!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
Thanks and congratulations for finally making out the best of your triple berry bread! I'd like to make one sometime! ;)
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
5 Sep 11
Its great that you tried something different and it worked out very well. Congrats and I think you should keep on experimenting such new stuff and surprise your husband. In my case, since my husband is a great cook and can cook variety, he is not very happy with my way of cooking, though my children love anything made by me. I do try some new things which are aired on the tv show (recipe, food food channels in India)but not always. We prefer to have our traditional ones. I am happy these days we get ready made mix pasta, pizza, noodles and even the vegetable curry, so just buy it and prepare it.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
THank you! And oh, I hope that your husband will eventually learn to love your recipes. It's not a competition anyway. Hihi. ;)
@Metatronik (5826)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
What did you use when you cook that? Is it a blender or at least you have a food processor. I've already tried that and I think it is bit expensive just because of the parmesan cheese, olive oil and the nuts. I just only used roasted nuts but I think if that is pine nuts then that could be more delicious. What kind of nuts that you used? When I made that my mom likes it because she said unlike in restaurants it is too oily when mine is just purely virgin olive oil. I didn't put it on the pasta right away I just make it like a sauce. So what kind of basil did you also used for it? But of course I am still happy that I was able to make it maybe some other time I will only do that for spreading purposes. Do you have any idea of how long should be refrigerated before it expires? I mean of course I would want to make many then put the left on the bottle so that I could still use it some other time even in spread.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
Hello there! I did not put any nuts in it because I am allergic to it. And yes, me too, I did not put too much olive oil and then I put some milk just to experiment and it was great! I think it will be good to store it for 5 days.
@secretbear (19476)
• Philippines
4 Sep 11
Hi ronadelle! I like pasta but I don't know pesto! What is it? I used to try cooking and learn different recipes but I have given up on it. I just don't have the talent and patience. ^^ But I remember there was a time when I tried a recipe for the first time, well, it wasn't a dish, it was a cold dessert, the simple mango float. My first time was a failure! lol I put too much milk and all-purpose cream so it didn't solidify much. To be exaggerated, it was like a swimming pool. lol But after a more tries, I perfected it and even tried it with fruits other than mango. I remember I also tried cooking beef with broccoli. I liked the taste but I failed to soften the beef. My mother did not like the taste.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
Not bad friend! Don't give up trying. Just be more patient and I'm sure you'll get there.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
3 Sep 11
Whether you are used to cooking or not, producing a meal which people enjoy is always an achievement! Your husband is lucky that you are interested and care enough to try different recipes for him. I can't remember what i cooked the first time. I now cook so much that it's sort of second nature and I don't even think about it. There are still things I'm not certain about though, and roast meats are one of them as I don't prepare them often.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
Thanks! I'm assured now that it's the enjoyment that matters whether the food I make is not the best. Roast meats? Can you teach me how? ;)
• United States
3 Sep 11
To be honest I'm not much of a cook.I do try new things though from time to time.Trying to learn to cook better for my family.This sounds good!I'm happy this dish turned out so good for you and your husband!I might half to try this my self :)
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
That's good to know that you're also learning how to cook. Good luck to both of us then!
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
I salute you for making this one,I hope i will be able to cook this one in the future. I am not good in cooking, i only cook fried foods and easy recipes. I wasn't trained at the kitchen but on household chores. In the near future I want to learn cooking with my mom and enroll in a baking class. i really want to!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
You know, I was totally different from you when I was single. I was never a kitchen person that's why my mom would always plead me to cook but I'm just lazy, really. I never like it doing stuff in the kitchen. But when I got married, I have no choice but to cook. Haha! And then that's when I realize that I have the talent. My husband would always tell me why I never liked cooking but I'm good at it, somehow. :) hehe. Now, cooking fascinates me enough that I experiment a little bit with recipes. Don't worry, since you have the passion and the willingness, I know and I believe that you'll get there! Keep it up!