Today I decided to use up some of my leftover basil pesto from the grilled cheese sandwiches. This is not a recipe from the book, but I decided to post it anyway.
I boiled some farfalle pasta and then tossed it with 1/8 cup pasta water and 1/4 cup basil pesto. I topped it will a little bit of grated parmesan cheese. It was really tasty and fresh. Pasta with pesto is about an 8 or 9 on a scale of 1-10.
I still have about 1 cup of basil pesto left. I heard that you can freeze pesto if you top it off with olive oil and put it in an airtight container. I think Ina Garten did this on one of her shows once.
I am going to try this and see how it works.