We've had this before, I put the recipe here. It's a good thing to have when you're stretching your food budget. The nuts give it some protein and we use Barilla Plus pasta because I worry the kids don't get enough protein.
Here are pictures from the process.
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Broccoli before steaming. Don't steam too long if you're cooking for the Summers or noses will turn up.
Steam until just bright green. Best.
Pine Nuts. Max does not like walnuts and cried when he thought these were walnuts. But gladly ate them once I said they were pine nuts.
Sauteing the garlic, pine nuts, basil and salt and pepper while the pasta cooks and the broccoli steams.
Toss it all together and eat.
Logan: Ravenous after T-Ball practice, could have gnawed on a shoe.
Melissa: Love this, I love everything.
Madison: "I could live off this. Put some in my lunch tomorrow please."
Max: "WAAAAAA I don't like garlic!" Me: "Okay it's just broccoli pasta." Him: "Okay....wait I hate walnuts! WAAAAAA!" Me: "No those are pine nuts." Him: "I love this, I'm so glad it doesn't have garlic."
BUT IT DID HAVE GARLIC! I WIN!!!!!