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  1. Oh I totally would have had a big pity party for myself as well.I have done things like broken huge vases when my husband is gone and I just lose it.

  2. pesto is one of my favorite ingredients ever…it’s incredible and versatile and amazing 🙂

  3. This is all too familiar with me – I’m afraid I drop things and breaks things on the regular. A time that comes to mind- last Christmas morning with my fiance’s family and I offered to make the pot of coffee. I was carrying the glass coffee pot to the sink to fill with water and just smashed it into the faucet – shattering into a million little glass pieces in the sink…and down the drain. And then we couldn’t make a pot of coffee! Thankfully they love me and forgave me…and had a 1-cup coffee maker we used instead. I bought them a new coffee pot as a late Christmas present. 🙂

  4. Carla

    I made pesto last night too! A co-worker gave me a HUGE bag of basil, so it was a no-brainer! Question, I added chia seed gel to mine, and it got brown (like guacamole does) after sitting out for like 2 seconds – is this normal, or do you think it was due to the chia seeds?

    I really liked the slight crunch from the chia, as well as the added nutrients, but the color kind of turned me off!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      @Carla, Hi! You are lucky with a huge bag of basil. I bought the tiniest bunch for $4 from a farm market in upstate NY. Pesto does usually change color- it’s from the basil. What I usually do is keep it covered with plastic wrap (directly on the pesto) like I would do with guacamole. Also, keeping it in a narrow tall container is good because then only the very top of it will change color.

  5. Oh my gosh, I never could have survived that experience alone! I’m such a wuss. Props to you for getting the glass out…ouuuuch! And mmm, that pesto dish sounds fab!

  6. Oh man, there’s NOTHING worse than glass in your foot!! I actually did something similar a few years ago, and thought I had gotten all the glass out of my foot– but my foot kept hurting! Turns out, there was a LONG shard stuck way up in my foot– and I had to get it surgically removed! Holy cow, talk about a pity party.

    Glad you at least had a tasty dinner! 🙂

  7. Stephanie

    Man, first Serena Williams and now you. =( That sucks.

  8. Oh that would stink so BAD! I can’t believe that happened. At least you got a good recipe out of it. Finding the bright side. It’s what I do. LOL

  9. Aww…sorry about your foot! That really stinks. Hope it’s feeling better. I once got myself into a mean game a Scrabble. I was carefully studying my letters when I tipped right over onto the Scrabble board and got a wooden tile lodged into my forehead. I had to have it butterflied shut. Not pretty. I feel your pain. Glad you had a tasty dinner at home!

  10. monica

    FETA IS AWESOME! LOVE FETA FOR LIFE! 🙂 This sounds realllly gooooooooodddd!!!!
    OH, that sounds so terrible, hope it wasn’t bad and that you were able to get all the glass out without having to go to the doctor. If you do still feel something, go see doctor!
    Anyway, thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  11. Esther

    I love pesto and feta, but I am wondering about the portions, 2oz of pasta would not work in my family, I usually cook 8 to 10 oz. Should I double, triple the ingredients?

  12. Angela

    Hmm, I’d make a tabouleh salad with:
    athenos low fat feta (chunked out of a whole cube since it tastes better than pre crumbled), bulgar, parsley, lemon juice, whole pitted black olives, purple onions diced, diced cucumbers, and halved grape tomatoes, few dashs of EVOO to your liking, s&p! Voila.

  13. sadye

    I would make an orzo pasta salad using garlic, diced tomatoes, feta, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, fresh basil and peas. The peas add a little pop when you eat the salad, make it look pretty and is a different twist.

  14. Yikes!!!! Sorry to hear about your foot. Salad look yummy though.

    “Serves one pity party” He he!!!

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