My contribution for the dinner was to be the bread. I have a wonderful French bread recipe from my good friend, Stacy, and I had some lovely pesto that the hubby whipped up (from our garden I might mention!) ...so it just made sense to make some Pesto French Bread!
Brian made our pesto with just garlic, fresh basil and olive oil. This is supposed to freeze well and then we add parmigiano cheese when we use it. Traditionally you would also add pine nuts...sometimes we do and sometimes we don't!
Patience is required in bread baking....the bread needs time to rise...it is worth the wait...
|Just realized the dough looks the same size in both! One is closer...|
We had lots of other great food at our little birthday bash...tri-tip from Wolfsen's in Gustine, a quinoa salad, watermelon and for dessert Lane made some marvelous Blueberry Cupcakes. You will be able to find them on her blog, Food Lane, in a bit!
So here's to a wonderful 83rd year for my wonderful Dad! I love you Daddy!