Jul 172011

It is my last day before I head back east. I woke to no food in our hotel kitchenette except a couple of bags of plain oatmeal, a jar of basil pesto, a block of parmesan, a bottle of California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and a bag of Oreos.

I guess most folks would brew some coffee or tea and launch into the Oreos, but not me. I can’t start the day without something savory. Nothing is quite right otherwise.

Here is a hearty dish that I made for breakfast this morning. It was delicious.

Hot Pesto Oatmeal

2 packages plain oats
1 tsp basil pesto
parmesan cheese
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare oats as directed. Stir in basil pesto. Drizzle in extra virgin olive oil. Shave or sprinkle parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper.

May the sun shine through your branches.