Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tortellini Soup


When I saw that Branny was hosting this event, "Charity Souper Bowl", I knew I needed to participate. For every soup recipe people post in the comments section of that post Branny will donate $1 to the ASPCA. Pretty cool, right? I knew I had to participate. And you should participate too! You don't need a blog, just post a recipe and Branny will donate a dollar to save puppies and kitties.

I made this awesome tortellini soup and I was a big big fan. I've had tortellini en brodo, or tortellini soup, countless times at restaurants but this was my first time making it myself.  Best of all I tend to have all of these ingredients on hand so it's a quick last minute dinner idea. While John may have grumbled at the thought of eating a broth based soup for dinner he too surprisingly liked it. Sure, it didn't top broccoli and cheese soup for him, but hey- wcha gonna do?

On another note, Branny mentioned that each post for the "Charity Souper Bowl" should be dedicated to a special animal in our lives. My husband is a BIG animal lover, and part of loving John is loving these two crazy guys:
 
... Quincy and I have similar tastes in bags and pass times ::wink wink::

So if you have a soup recipe, please run over to Branny's blog and share it- every dollar helps and the deadline is the 30th of this month! 


Ingredients:
4 cups chicken broth
1 package tortellini
3 cups baby spinach
1 tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. Italian seasonings
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1- Bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook until almost cooked though.
2- Lower the heat, add the spinach, tomato, parmesan cheese, and seasonings.
3- Heat over low heat until the spinach is wilted.
4- Serve hot.

6 comments:

  1. this sounds really good! definitely going to make this for another snowy day!

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  2. Quick, simple, and tasty - my kind of recipe.

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  3. Good picture of q-ball.

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