I recently had to take my yearly 6-hour continuing education class to renew my x-ray tech license. For those of you who don't know me well, I work for a chiropractor as his assistant/office manager. Every year I dread this class. I am not good with the whole school thing, never have been. My mother told me I failed kindergarten because I didn't want to learn my alphabet, I wanted to play & make new friends. Yep, thats me! I would rather do pretty much anything else than school.
Anyways, because my husband knew I had to sit in this class all Saturday, he bought me a wonderful present; something I have wanted for a while: a mortar and pestle! This particular one is marble and really heavy. I cannot wait to use it!!!
First thing on the menu: homemade pesto made with fresh basil ($5 for a living basil plant at Tacoma Boys), toasted pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, & olive oil. Stay posted for the recipe, as I am planning on making this soon! Thank you Patrick!
PS: he found this at TJMaxx for $7.99. The same one is at World Market for $19.99. You can really find some good kitchen utensils at TJMaxx for a great deal, if you are willing to take the time to look.