Hey...hope everyone had a great weekend. This recipe is catered to the Monday night hustle of getting back in the "work groove". It's easy and delicious that you would want to take the leftovers to work tomorrow for lunch. The name alone sounds like were dining in Italy tonight. Enjoy!
Ingredients: 1 pkg. Chicken and Prosciutto Tortelloni
2 8oz. can of tomato sauce (basil,garlic,oregano)
1 6oz. can of tomato paste (basil,garlic,oregano)
1 14.5 can diced tomatoes (basil,garlic,oregano) using 1/2 of liquid
1 garlic clove (optional)
In a nonstick pan saute crushed garlic in olive oil on low/med heat. Takes about 2-3 minutes just until you smell the garlic. Add tomato sauce, paste and diced tomatoes using only half of liquid. You can add more of the liquid as it simmers if you want. Simmer Sauce for about 20 minutes. About half way through start cooking your Tortelloni's following the directions on pkg. Drain. Ladle enough sauce on plate, add Tortellini's and top with shaved Parmesan cheese. Garnish with parsley if you desire.
HINT: The sauces are already seasoned so taste before you add additional spices. If needed you can add some Italian Seasoning.
TWIST: Needing to stretch the recipe...cook some spaghetti noodles as well. When you plate just add the spaghetti noodles then some sauce and top with the tortellini's and parmesan cheese. You still get the great taste and save some money as well.
TOMORROW: "KIDS IN THE KITCHEN"
DESIGN TIP: Bedding...I like to keep things simple so you can change out and not feel guilty. Try a Matelasse' cover for your bed in the dominant color that you prefer. Use your pillows and bedskirt to tie in your accent colors. Then you can change alot easier within the budget. Example: Chocolate matelasse' with accent in robin-egg blue or sage green. For a richer look try chocolate and red combination. Very rich looking and inviting especially in a guest bedroom.