Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spinach Tortellini en Bacon

Stillllll coughing! It has now been one month since I got my cold....that turned into bronchitis. I really don't mind the cough, it is the soreness in the chest that comes with the cough that is really bothering me. It feels like I have been kicked in the chest. 

I have been busy this week with a very fun project. Unfortunately, I cannot go into detail or share photos because it is a surprise for my best friend Katie and she is a reader... I love you Katie!! Only 2 1/2 months till Katie and Brian's wedding, it will be an awesome TCU reunion, can't wait! PS: I  FINALLY posted on my fashion blog today. I know it has been a long time, but check it out...also it won't be another 6 months before the next post. 

I blended 2 tortellini recipes to create this one. It is so fresh and creamy. I was very impressed with myself.

Spinach Tortellini en Bacon
2 slices bacon
1 package fresh cheese tortellini
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 small parmesan cheese rind
1/2 onion
1 carrot
1 stalk celery
2 cloves garlic
pinch nutmeg
salt and pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups fresh spinach
Render the bacon fat. Cook until crisp.
Remove bacon and set aside to drain. Crumble when cooled.
Add onion, carrot and celery to bacon grease.
Cook covered for 5 mins.
Add garlic and cook for 1 min.
Add chicken broth and milk to sauce pan.

Add parmesan rind and season with salt and pepper.
Cover and simmer for 10 mins.

Add tortellini and cook uncovered for 10 more mins, stirring occasionally.
Add spinach, bacon, nutmeg and parmesan.
Stir and serve immediatly.
Yummy! and so colorful!

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