Family Dinner is the Key to a Healthy and Intimate Marriage? (Basil Almond Pesto Recipe)
It's 1:45 a.m. and I am just now climbing in between the sheets. My eyes can barely manage to peek open as I curl up next to my husband for warmth. I tuck my feet in between his knees and put my head in the small of his back. Then I wait to see if he thinks that's an invitation despite the ridiculous hour and the fact that he's been snoozing peacefully for a while now.
With four kids and more than a full time workload, making time for connecting can sometimes fall by the side. For some couples, the chaotic fullness of life may even mean they just don't make the time at all. (I'm not going to say that about my husband and I, though, because it would just be untrue.)
However, if after several years of marriage and a few kids or more, you find your senses less than tingling and are looking to reignite some passion…well, perhaps it first starts at the dinner table, just like everything else. In addition to being good for child development, family dinners can also help stir things up in the bedroom. It's just a matter of what you serve.
Looking at a list of the top 10 aphrodisiacs that work to get blood pumping and the senses tingling, I noticed that almonds, basil and garlic all made the list. Well, then, it sounds like a good excuse for pesto night.
Basil Almond Pesto
1 c. firmly packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 c. firmly packed fresh parsley sprigs with stems removed
1/2 c. grated parmesan
1/4 c. almonds
1 large clove garlic, quartered
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. olive oil
Blend together in a food processor. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to use. Spread on freshly baked bread or toss into cooked pasta for an easy meal.