Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
One day I was sitting at work and a calendar reminder popped up that I had an appointment with Doug this week. Seeing how my regional manager’s name was Doug, I assumed it was a fairly important meeting. The problem was that I could not remember what our meeting was about.
Typically, Doug would meet with us about sales goals and other campaigns for the bank, so I was dumbfounded as to what this could be about. I went to my manager to see if she knew and she didn’t .
I thought that it was strange that the head honcho was coming to meet with just me, and no one had any clue what it was about. Could it be a promotion??? Oh no, was I in trouble for something? What could it be?
Finally, I knew I had to do something about it so I sent a simple email inquiring aboutthe details of our meeting. A quick response came back, and Doug said that he did not have a meeting with me on his calendar.
Hmm…I thought it was strange. Why did I have the reminder set on my calendar? Then it hit me. By appointment with Doug, I was reminding myself that I needed to take my dog to the vet. Dohhhh!!!
What a dumb mistake! At least I didn’t make a mistake by adding an avocado to my typical pesto recipe tonight to make…
2 cups basil
1/3 cup pine nuts
½ lemon, juiced
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1. Place basil in food processor. Top with pine nuts.
2. Add lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper and blend together.
3. For my basic pesto mix I would stop there, but tonight I decided to add an avocado for a creamier result. Continue mixing.
Pesto is so versatile it can be used in anything. I like it tossed in pasta, used as a pizza base, or as dressing on a sandwich.
With the addition of avocado this would make a pasta meal so luscious and creamy.
I happen to also really love pesto because I have so much success with basil in my garden. It is one the few things I can manage to keep alive.
What do you have the most success with in your garden?