Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Encyclopedia: T

T is for Tortellini

This is a recipe I just made yesterday, adapted from a recipe a friend gave me. It was delicious!

5 Tbs. butter (I said it was good, not healthy!)
6 Tbs. flour
3 c. chicken broth
1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
1 c. half and half
pepper to taste
4 chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks and sauteed
1 20 oz. container cheese tortellini (I used the Butoni in the refrigerated section)
1 c. finely shredded Italian 6 cheese blend

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, and then add the flour to make a roux (whisk it to get it smooth.) Add the broth, seasoning, pepper, and half & half, continuing to cook over medium heat until sauce thickens slightly. Pour the tortellini and chicken pieces into the sauce and stir until all covered with sauce. Pour all ingredients into a 9x13 casserole dish, and spread the Italian cheese over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until bubbly.

I would serve this with garlicky green beans, a fresh salad, and sourdough bread. There will be enough for lunch the next day. Yum!

T is also for thunderstorms. We just had some awesome ones a few days ago. I love having a dark sky in the mid-day, and watching the lightening. It is so beautiful .


Lyle said...

Yay for my Uncle Roger!

The Queen said...

Thanks for posting this! Maybe I will make it on Friday. I like thunderstorms too!