Way back in our honeymoon days, Darren and I were making dinner & I tell him we only cook the noodles for 6 minutes since he likes the noodles to be al dente.
‘I do?’ He says. “Yes, yes you do.’ I remind him. “Why do I like them al dente?’ He asks.
‘Because that’s the way I make them’ I mention – very matter of fact-ly.
I heard that snort.
‘Ah yes, that’s right, that’s why.’
I made a tortellini soup for dinner the other night. No recipe, just throwing in things I had on hand & what I thought would be amazing in a soup. I think we will have it for dinner again. It was just the perfect meal for an evening with a little bite in the air.
1 pound Italian sausage
¼ cup diced onion
1 clove minced garlic
4 cups chicken stock
1 can diced carrots (drained)
1 can diced potatoes (drained)
I handful frozen white corn
1 can tomatoes (with the Italian seasoning)
1 can beans (I did kidney – drained)
1 bag cheese tortellini
I cooked the sausage with the onion and garlic & then added the chicken stock, carrots, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, beans & brought it to a simmer. I added salt until I the flavors in the soup were heightened….NOT to when I could taste the salt…a sprinkle BEFORE that 😉 Then I added the tortellini and cooked as long as their directions indicated.
I had a hearty crusty bread, some croutons & parmesan cheese at the table for everyone to garnish to their liking & my belly was uber happy.