Spinach Pesto IN A FLASH!!!

All I want is for my girls to get along.

To love each other.
To take up for one another.
To know that if there is anyone in the world who they can depend on, it’s their sisters.

They don’t have to like each other.
But I want them to, with every inch of their little souls, LOVE one another.
More than they love anyone or anything.
That is what I want.

And this is what I’m up against.
I found this on the kitchen counter yesterday.

A poem written by Shelbi. 
A poem about her sisters.
She  got a 100 on it.

– – –


Sisters are a pain,
just like a stain.

They make me want to cry.
They make me want to die.

They get me in trouble.
I wish I was in a bubble.

I want them to go away,
and never come back someday.

– – – – –

Lord help us all.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

So I’m not really sure what I should think.
I’m thinking maybe this poem is a bit like this pesto.

When you first look at it you think,  Oh! Basil, little bit spicy, a lot bit yummy. But then when you taste it you’re like oh. . .no basil. it’s mild, yet full of flavor. Yummy AND surprisingly comforting.

Maybe that is the essence of this poem.

When I first looked at it I was like “Oh, a lovely poem by my genius child Shelbi! I know this will be a winner.”

And then I read it. And it wasn’t what I thought it would be. AT ALL.  Surprisingly rude and slightly nauseating for a mother who’s endeavor in life is for her children to love one another.

But then I reread it and thought, It’s kinda funny. And it’s not like we didn’t know she felt this way. And well,  I think I kinda like it.  NO.  I know I love it. Because this is so my Shelbi.  And I’m sure she loves her sisters even if they make her want to die.

It’s just all how you look at it.
I guess.

Pesto can be mild. And sisters can be pests.
And its all lovely.
Yes, lovely.

Easy Spinach Pesto
I don’t know if words can accurately explain to you how much I LOVE THIS PESTO. My children, God love them (even if Shelbi doesn’t) don’t really care for pesto made from basil. And well, I love pesto, and was really thinking I might trade my kids in for a new lot for this very reason alone.  But ever since Spinach Pesto has walked into our lives, I don’t think we’ll ever be the same.  Last night we ate it on pasta for dinner, on Super Bowl Sunday we used it as a dip to go with the raw vegetable platter. Last week, I put it on chicken, pasta, bread and I may have just eaten it off the spoon. This stuff is so good. No doubt.

Adapted from Thursday Night Pizza (Father Dominic’s Favorite Pizza Recipes) By Father Dominic Garramone ~Check out this book for tons of savory and sweet pizza recipes, tips, tricks, and sauces!


4 cups baby spinach, washed
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup walnuts
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 small lemon, juiced
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Into a food processor or blender add 2 cups of spinach, garlic, nuts and lemon juice.
Puree until well blended.
2. Add remaining spinach, olive oil and cheese. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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