IP Creamy Tortellini, Spinach And Chicken Soup

IP Creamy Tortellini, Spinach And Chicken Soup

I made cheese tortellini with mushrooms and sausage, two days ago for the guys, after a long day of taking down a large tree on our property.

I made a lot, so there was plenty of leftover. I remembered this recipe I had made last year, and everyone had enjoyed it. There was a large pot of leftover, I just poured the whole bag of tortellini, as a what the heck moment.

I used this exact recipe with the leftovers, so this one had chicken and sausage, as well as mushrooms. I was out of half and half, so I added 1/3 cup of heavy cream to 2/3 cup of 2% milk.

This recipe was a life saver! They devoured it! I made a lot of it, and I’m glad I did. The guys spent the day, coming in and out of the cold, from working on the tree, to scooping bowls of this. Jim said, “add this to your recipe file!”

I recommend you try this, and make it your own. In the future, I’ll continue to add mushrooms to this; oh, and I used canned tomatoes yesterday, I use what I have on hand.

Chili with sweet potatoes

Homemade chili seasoning:

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp dried oregano (I grow oregano and this is out of my garden – love the smell of it),

1 Tbsp ground coriander

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp smoked paprika

1lb beef or chorizo – chop up half a large onion and sauté till tender, add a bit of garlic to that towards the end – also add a chopped poblano or jalapeno pepper towards the end (I play with the amount of garden peppers based on our tastes, and I grow these in my garden so I’m always combining).

Add 3 Tbsps. tomato paste,

2 or 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in to cubes,

4 cans fire roasted diced tomatoes (I play with these flavors as well),

2 can black beans (variety of beans work – we like black beans in chili),

1 can beef stock, or 2 cups homemade.

From there, play with spices and additions. Towards the end, I add pasta shells. I’ve added chopped carrots, zucchini, etc to chili – just whatever I have available.

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