Monday, February 4, 2008

Easy Gourmet-Like Tortellini

The freezer space in our college room dorm sized refrigerator is a bit small to say the least so there isn't much of an option for freezing meals ahead of time to pull out for dinner after the baby is born. But, you know, these limitations are just opportunities for creative culinary creations. Or as creative as one can manage after going through one of the greatest physical challenges unique to women. Here is one of my go-to meals:

Easy Gourmet-Like Tortellini

500 gram package of dried tortellini
2 tablespoons pesto
1 tablespoon olive oil
Grated parmesan cheese to taste

Boil tortellini in a pot of salted water per package directions. After draining, return to pot and drizzle olive oil over tortellini and stir in pesto. Top with freshly grated parmesan. Serve with a "made it from scratch" attitude.

This is a complicated recipe so here is a little visual aid:


Señora Jaeger said...

I love it! i might have to go to that tortellini this week as Nate's leaving me for Reno, even though I'm not having a baby or anything. btw, we prayed for you tonight!!!

Señora Jaeger said...

oops, the senora is left over from a grad school blog...didn't know that's what it would post as :)

Karen said...

Love it! I actually bought some of this stuff this week to make. :) Great minds think alike.

Rachel said...

Wow, RCC crosses international and state boundaries, because I made dried tortellini on Sat. night! I added a jar of alfredo sauce and chicken grilled on my amazing George Foreman grill that I've had since college. But I love the pesto idea too. Thanks!

Joel said...

I can personally vouch for the awesomeness of this recipe. Nice work last night, Rebekah. Solid showing. Props on the pasta, and all that...