A sad heart, fond memories and a warm meal. <3

My best friend passed away two weeks ago. :( 
My Aunt Kiki was 93, and the best cook ever..

My heart SANK when i realized I never got to write down all her recipes. Then something CRAZYPANTS happened. Two days after she passed my @TimeHop app showed me a blog post i posted SIX YEARS ago! The post was all about visiting my aunt and making her special aioli sauce. I cried I was so happy!! What amazing timing TimeHop!!! I finally had time to prepare her famous pasta dish a few days later along with her signature lemon salad. Boy loved it even though it had olives, and I'm nearly in tears typing all this out. 

This pasta dish is easy, super affordable, and most important, delicious! 

Aunt Kiki's Aioli

Put oil in pot, put heat on medium (this will be a sauce) (this is for less then 1/2lb or a package of macaroni) a little more then a quarter cup of oil. 
Add 5 or 6 cloves of FRESH garlic
Slice them thin, and brown them.
Then add Parsley, a level table spoon. 
1/2 teaspoon basil. 
6 olives cut into small pieces. (quarter pieces) 
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic. 
Some pine nuts (or you can add walnuts). Add a table spoon. 
Let it simmer on medium. 

Boil macaroni for 10 minutes. 
After 6 minutes take 3/4 cup of the pasta water and add it to the oil. 
Take a little at the time so it doesn't splatter at you. 
Drain macaroni, then put it in dish and poor the sauce over it.
TA DAH!

 

Aunt Kiki Tip!! *Buy (Very White) garlic, put it in a jar, whole with skin on, without cover to keep them good for up to 9 days!*

I'd LOVE to hear if you make it yourself!
Smiles to you dear friend,
-Jenipher