Friday, April 12, 2013

Crockpot Tortellini

I've been home in bed today, mostly, because I'm sick. Bad sore throat and hacking cough. Lots of hot tea happening here.
The cough kept me from sleeping well, so I'm tired too, but other than that, I'm not really sick. I found a Pinterest recipe I wanted to try for supper today, so Adam dashed to the store for some ingredients.
It's a crockpot recipe -- easy and yummy.
Here's the recipe:
In a crockpot, cook on low for about 4 hours: (be careful not to overcook your pasta into mush)
1 bag of frozen tortellini
2 cans of diced tomatoes (I used Del Monte basil/oregano/garlic variety.)
fresh spinach (I put about 1/2 bag in, but use what you like.)
1 package cream cheese, cut into chunks
1 container veg. broth (I made my own since I forgot to tell Adam to buy it. I put 2 chicken bouillon cubes, a chunk of onion, and a handful of old celery into some water to boil.)

And Adam picked up some sale bread to have with it.

I couldn't resist a taste or two. It's very good -- tastes healthy with the chunks of tomato and the spinach. The pasta makes it feel thick and hearty. Perfect.

I'm sitting in bed now, perusing some books I've neglected for a while -- Tasha Tudor's lovely life. I find her an inspiration -- not intimidating, like I have to make my life like hers or feel guilty failing. But seeing little pictures of her charm, her love of beauty and nature, this pleases me, and sometimes I succeed in placing some of that in my life. I know some people feel intimidated by others' lives, but I don't think we should. They don't live beautiful lives to make us feel bad. They live beautiful lives because beautiful lives are worth living. Every little bit of beauty counts.


  1. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! I think I need that Tasha Tudor book!

  2. Sorry that you're feeling sick, MK. Hope you are better soon. The recipe sounds great -- and easy -- both good things. (Karen K.)


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