I just finished reading Eat Love Pray.
Ohmygod did I ever hate this book. Elizabeth Gilbert is a talented writer and can thread words together as an artist. But did I like the character Elizabeth in her memoir ? No….not really. My full review may be found HERE
After that I deserved Italian food!! Here is what I made.
What you'll need......
1 (16 oz.) package tortellini
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
4 oz. diced pancetta (or thick cut bacon)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to your taste…if you like it hotter, add more!)
1 (28 oz.) can Italian plum tomatoes with juices
In a large saucepan heat some olive oil. Add chopped onion, garlic, pancetta and red pepper flakes. Saute 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with juices and a bit of salt to taste. Break up tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat and simmer 13 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat a pan of water to boiling and cook tortellini. Drain after it’s cooked through.
Add tortellini to sauce and toss it to coat. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. We liked this meal quite a bit and it's a quick one to prepare when you have little time.
I will send this to Ivonne at Cream Puffs in Venice for her Magazine Monday Series. From Redbook Magazine, October 2010 issue
I am also cross posting to Novel Meals for my review of Eat Love Pray. (should have been called Eat Love Whine) and to Ruth of Once Upon a Feast, host of Presto Pasta Nights.