Tomato Tortellini SoupMarch 17, 2015
Last night I was feeling very much on the blah side. No nothing is wrong, just those awesome cramps all us ladies get the pleasure of enjoying each month. Life itself is actually awesome. This morning Joshua and I became Uncle and Aunt and are so excited to meet him later tonight.
Sometimes your husband, fiance, boyfriend, girlfriend, or roommate has already had their dinner by the time you get home from work. This isn't a bad thing, in fact if anything it means less work, am I right? With my body feeling less than awesome last night, my first instinct was to just binge eat. Perhaps an entire box of mac and cheese? Then weddings started running through my head. My best friend's in June, and my own next year. I need to stop using that time of the month as an excuse to eat like crap.
I whipped up this little soup so fast I didn't even have time to take photos, but it's literally the simplest thing to date here on Tasty Tuesday. If you can use a can opener and boil water, you're golden pony boy.
Tomato Tortellini Soup
1/2 pack dried spinach tortellini
1 can tomato soup
1 cup water
salt, pepper, oregano, assorted seasonings*
1/2 oz cream cheese
*Assorted seasonings is just me saying I had a fancy limited addition seasoning that consisted of spinach, herb, and artichoke. I have no idea where it's sold, so I didn't include it.
Bring 1 can of tomato soup, (I buy sodium free) and 1 cup of water to a slow boil. Once bubbling, add 1/2 pack of dry spinach tortellini. You can find a version of this at just about any super market.
Since they are dried, the tortellini took a bit longer to cook than the prepackaged cooked variety. Both are great, I prefer the dried.
I diced a bit of green onion into the pot with my seasonings. I could literally eat green onion on everything. If you buy this fresh and freeze it, you can use it forever without it going bad.
Cream cheese is totally optional here. Like I mentioned I was having the monthly funzies and needed something bad. If that's half an ounce of cream cheese so be it. Better than the entire box of mac and cheese I was debating. If you want to keep this a little healthier, opt out for this step and add more veggies.
What's your go to comfort food?
Do you have a favorite tortellini recipe?