My crown, a sore leg but best of all
{Tortellini with Spinach}

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Part one: Wah-wah

While last week started like gangbusters ( lots of good walking and moving about),  my old yoga injury flared up,  locking my leg into a straight position so.....hardly any walking.  I also had to get a temporary crown on a broken tooth.  Once the numbness wore off those  injection sites were tender, causing a dull pain in my mouth.

What a week. Rant over. Let's move on.....


Part two: A very nice thing that happened was a dinner with our son. We hadn't planned it, just worked out well.  I needed to make a quick meal since we had gotten home late so I turned to this easy  Tortellini with Spinach.

There is probably a recipe written down somewhere but I wing it when cooking.


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In under 25 minutes you have a great meal.  I am a big fan of pasta so this one is a hit for me.  You use those refrigerated packs of tortellini (found in the dairy case area in the market).  You'll need the tortellini, spinach (or kale), milk, Parmesan and garlic.


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Chop several cloves of garlic and slice the stems off approximately 1 pound of spinach.  You can use kale if you'd like, but we aren't fans of kale so I use spinach.  Cook the garlic and spinach in a few tablespoons of olive oil.  Add oregano and salt.

Once the veggies are soft add a cup of milk. (I used almond milk)  Add about 3/4 cup broth.  To keep it more vegetarian in style I used vegetable broth but you can use whatever you like,  Add tortellini and let it simmer for 8 minutes. Since we had 3 for dinner I opened a second container of tortellini and added almost half of it.

8 minutes later it's all cooked.  What I do then is sprinkle some Panko and a 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese over the top and place in the oven at 375 F for 5 minutes.

If you don't have a pan that goes from stove top to oven then don't worry about the browning. But do add that Parmesan, it's a good touch.

Since I tweak a recipe and add a little of this and that, I don't always measure properly, but I think i wrote out exactly what I did for our dinner.  This is good with a side salad and bread.


Sharing with Beth Fish Reads for her Weekend Cooking Series.



She is waiting near the bar. Somehow she knows when she hears ice hit a glass, she gets treats. Huh. aja



15 comments:

Vicki said...

That recipe looks so good! Dogs are awesome, and Aja is such a pretty girl!

Le laquet said...

Ooooh sounds so good! I love spinach and pasta. I also love big taste dishes that go together that quickly #yum

Tina said...

Thanks Vicki and Jo. I have a weakness for pasta dishes 😘

Katherine P said...

Tortellini is one of the 5 things the Tornado will willingly eat and luckily it's one of my favorite things too! This sounds delicious and super simple. I love the idea of topping it with panko as well as Parmesan. I imagine it gives it a really nice extra little crunch!

Tina said...

Katherine, if your son will eat the spinach in this dish you will have a great ho to dinner that is fast to get in the table!

nishitak said...

This looks easy, simple, and very, very tasty. I"ll give this one a try.

Le laquet said...

Do you get to have treatment for the yoga injury?

Laurie C said...

Oh, no! A yoga injury! I just started taking a yoga class three mornings a week. Missed yesterday because of a snowstorm the day before, but I had a good streak going until then. I think I've been being pretty careful, but I guess I didn't realize the damage could be so bad if something happens! I love cheese tortellini and spinach, so your dinner sounds delicious!

Claudia said...

That sounds like a great meal! I need to stock up on some prepared tortellini, though I'd probably use some greens from the garden. I've got rutabaga coming along and want to try using the tops when I pull them up. A growing first for me.

Beth F said...

What a week indeed! Yikes. But the dinner sounds great -- and it's easy and is a great way to get in some extra leafy greens. Glad you got time with your son.

jama said...

Haven't had tortellini in ages, and your recipe looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

Carole said...

Sorry about that tooth! Hope your coming week is much better. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Tina said...

Thank you all for the nice comments 😘

The yoga injury was probably my fault, tried too hard maybe. You can't rush stretching, take it very slowly. I think I may have pushed it, even in the beginning exercises. I know people who have been doing yoga for decades and they are more limber for it. But when you start in your late 50's my advice is to go slowly. Evidnently, according to a doctor, I tore fibers in my rectus femoris (click on hyperlink at top of post) & I was given good exercises to get my leg back to bending properly. Now it only surfaces every blue moon if I turn the wrong way. Hard to explain. But it does heal again and I can walk as normal....after a few days 😬

The pasta is deadly easy and please do try if you get a chance. Thanks for Th well wishes....off to see you now.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

One thing I am not fond of is pasta, but will cook it for my husband. Love kale.

Tina said...

Jackie, I'm the opposite, love pasta and am not fond of kale,😉 I use spinach in replacement. Wish I didn't like pasta, my waistline will show it after overindulgence!

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