This fresh zucchini pesto is a great way to use up the end of summer garden surplus without having to bake it into every muffin, bread and cookie you can think of.
Wednesday morning, I hopped on a plane to San Francisco for an opportunity to visit Del Monte’s farms in Modesto, California. Besides the visit to the factory and farms, it was also a chance to play hooky from “real” work for a long weekend, hang out with friends and eat our way through San Francisco. Kinda a no-brainer, right?
Also on Wednesday morning however, Ulysses was getting all 4 of his wisdom teeth removed after working 2 night shifts back to back.
I’m pretty sure this qualifies me for the worst wife of the year award.
He doesn’t do well in doctor’s offices. I went with him to get his third round of some Hepatitis vaccination for his job a few months ago and the look of sheer terror across his face as the nurse prepped the needle was simultaneously cute and unnerving that a 33 year old could be that afraid of a shot. Potentially chasing around criminals at gun point? Nbd. But a shot that goes in your skin like 1/2 a cm? Omg, the fear.
So to think of what state he was in after getting 4 teeth pulled, anesthesia and the delirium of 2 night shifts…well, I feel bad. I feel bad for him and I feel bad for Ginger who probably had a better chance of growing some thumbs and letting herself out of the house than getting Ulysses to do it for her.
Before I left though, I made this pesto with the world’s largest zucchini my mom gifted me from her garden. It was the length of 3/4 of my arm, the girth of my calf and completely disturbing to look at on the counter. It probably would’ve easily fed a family of 8 but since that would mean 4 meals in our house of 2, pesto seemed like a better option. And because I’m not as horrible a wife as this ill-timed trip makes me seem, I figured the puffy faced invalid would be able to slurp it down too and not have to rely on smoothies all 4 days I’m gone.
Maybe I don’t deserve that award after all?
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