Good Morning Loves....
we are midway through the holiday season....
Thanksgiving was just delightful and we are
probably excited for Christmas day.....
I have a fabulous recipe for you today
and a fun baking idea you will want to try
with your grandchildren!
I did manage to capture this tiny bit of Autumn beauty
this morning...the sun was shining brightly
and our neighbors trees were just vibrant ...
we do not have a lot of foliage color, so this was rather special!
While we entertained Miss M and her family,
I tried this delicious soup recipe and just
had to share it with y'all....it was two thumbs up
from everyone....if I find a five star recipe,
you can count on me bringing it to you!
this will warm you heart and your tummy!
ITALIAN SAUSAGE TORTELLINI SOUP
1-pound Italian sausage hot, mild or sweet
1 ½ cups chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth 4 cups
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes undrained
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
1 bay leaf
1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 (5 ounce) package fresh baby spinach
¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese optional garnish
Cook sausage and onions in a 6-quart Dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat, crumbling sausage with a wooden spoon while it is cooking. Cook until sausage is browned, no longer pink and fully cooked.
Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds), stirring constantly.
Drain off excess fat.
Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes with juices, Italian seasoning, black pepper and bay leaf. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.
Add tortellini and return to a boil. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, or until tortellini is almost tender, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium low and add spinach. Stir to combine. Cook an additional 2 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and tortellini is tender.
Remove and discard bay leaf.
I wanted to share some time with our Luke the Duke
and decided we would do an easy Christmas Cookie Bake....
it's not easy enticing a teen boy to come into the kitchen
and spend a few hours with his Grandma...but we had fun together
for this particular afternoon.....
and they were delicious.....
if you are trying to think of a teen holiday activity...this was a winner!