This makes a great base for lots of dishes. Go to taste on the garlic. I use a food processor, but you could use a blender or make this by hand. Freeze in amounts you think you’ll use. Or pack into baggies and smoosh the air out. What you want is a flat package. That way they stack nicely in the freezer and you can just push some out of the baggie as you need it.
2 small cloves garlic or to taste
2-4 tablespoons pine nuts or slivered almonds (optional)
3 tablespoons butter
Handful parsley leaves
4 generous cups basil leaves, packed
1-1/4 cups Parmesan cheese or to taste
1/2 to 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
With processor’s motor running, add garlic and nuts. Add everything else and process until smooth.