Monday, April 1, 2013

Crockpot Cheese Tortellini

Spring break was off to a great start with this Sweet As Pie Cooking Club recipe for March.   This Crockpot Cheese Tortellini was ready in the crock pot when my daughters and a hungry baseball playing boyfriend pulled in the driveway.

When I was working, I wasn't a fan of crockpot recipes that were less than 8 hours.  After all, I was gone for at least a 10 hour work day, usually longer.  After pulling this one together, I began seeing how I could use a 4-6 hour recipe.  This cooking duration would be great for a day of DIY projects, sewing or working out in the yard.  Perfect for those days when I get started on a project after lunch and before I know it, it's dinnertime and I don't want to stop to prepare dinner!  Do you know what I mean?

Unfortunately, I deleted some of the pictures from my camera thinking I had already copied them to the computer.  Anyway, I chose to try the Publix Greenwise Chicken Italian sausage in this recipe.  I removed the skins and cooked the sausage breaking it up into small pieces (not pictured) before adding it to the pot.

I added extra spinach because it's healthy and we like it.  For those who don't like it, after it cooks with all those other italian flavors, it's not going to have much green flavor left!  So eat those greens.

We also love roasted asparagus and the price finally went down from $4.99 lb to $2.99.   So eat more greens.

The recipe says cook on Low 4-6 hours, but I cooked mine on High almost 6 hours.  Crockpot temperatures vary a great deal.

Time to eat!  "This is good!", they said.  It's at this point that I got a lesson on the correct pronunciation of spinach.  It's pronounced spin-ach, not spin-ish (with a southern drawl).   Never stop learning, I say.  

I'll keep this recipe in mind for a busy project day.  

1 comment:

  1. I made tortellini yesterday, as part of our Easter lunch...and made roasted asparagus too!!


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