Pesto pasta with weeds?
I was surprised at how delicious dandelion greens are when lightly sauteed. They’re healthy and they’re FREE, so what’s not to love? There are adventurous food bloggers out there who have embraced this weedy ingredient, so I figured, why not? Heavy hitter David Lebovitz even made a pesto out of these weeds, after all.
The sight of the green weeds with frothy balls of fluff growing in my yard always brings back fond memories.
My husband and I call them Parent Pay Days. One of my favorite Parent Pay Days is one with little fanfare: Your muddy preschooler with a burst of preschooler enthusiasm tracks mud all over your clean carpet with a fist full of dandelions and a preschooler hug. “Mommy, I picked them for YOU!”
Those were the days, my friends. Little kids with little problems and relatively inexpensive needs. I miss those days. I miss the phrase “I love you, Mommy!” I miss the unconditional love often expressed making all the sacrifice worthwhile. I miss snuggling up and reading books. I miss camping in the back yard. I miss pretend tea parties. I miss it all.
Luckily, I now have a grandbaby nearby to cuddle at least 2 or 3 times every week. I can’t wait for her to get old enough to bake cookies with! And I am praying she will love me enough to bring me dandelions every spring.
This is my newest darling grandbaby, Ruby. I know. I just had to share. You’re Welcome.
— posted by Donna