Oh, yeah. Except for a house full of sick people.
Nothing major. Just fevers and head colds and sore throats. We picked up some books on hold from the library and a few movies to keep the kiddos resting and occupied this weekend. It looks like I'll have plenty of time to rest in bed and plan the rest of our Medieval block.
So, it looks like we're prepared. All that's left is to bake a couple loaves of bread (yay! An excuse to try out a new teff recipe!), boil a ton of eggs and make egg salad, and make a few extra trays of ice. Just in case. We have plenty of everything else. Including wine for mama, should this headache ever disappear (go, valerian, go!). Oh, and basil. No, it isn't on any emergency preparedness list (although it is great for rubbing on bug bites to ease the itching), but we have loads of it.
|My kitchen window is always happy.|
My freezer is filled with pesto. We chop it fresh on top of everything. I'm even using some tonight in a Thai soup concoction (good for the sick people) and in some spring rolls. I'm even going to try some cocktails with strawberry, basil, and vodka. But my garden is still filled with the stuff, and don't think the heat is letting up down here any time soon! So, I ask you . . .
What are your favorite uses for basil? Got any recipes or meal ideas to share?