You know when you are just having one of those days or weeks where you wish someone would pinch you and tell you that it was all just a dream. I wish that was case for me at the moment. I told you this last week that I had experienced some bad news recently in our family. Almost six years ago my mom was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. This tumor has been acting pretty funny for the past year. Two weeks ago she came to Houston for her checkup and the tumor doubled in size and turned from a benign tumor to a grade 4 glioblastoma. I can say that my world has been turned upside down for at least the past week.
Some may ask why I am posting a recipe when going through an ordeal like this. Ever since I was a young girl my mom and I would spend time in the kitchen making all kinds of dishes. She loves that I started a cooking blog and enjoys reading my posts even from a hospital bed. So, today I am showcasing these pesto walnut mashed potatoes that were very easy and quick to make. They are definitely a step up from your normal taters.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Pesto Walnut Mashed Potatoes
15 oz. Baby Yellow Potatoes
1 cup basil
1/4 tsp garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp Pecorino romano cheese
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp walnuts
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp butter
salt and pepper
Heat a pot with water and bring to a boil. When water is boiling add the potatoes and cook until tender then drain.
In a food processor add the basil, garlic, cheese, olive oil, salt and walnuts. Chop and stir the mixture until everything is well chopped.
Mash up the potatoes and add the milk and butter. Stir in the walnut pesto mixture and then season generously with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the top with cheese before serving.