Jun 21, 2012

bunnie's kitchen

Now that little h is 2 months old, the munchkin has stopped covering herself in band aids and the meal train that my fabulous friends put together for me in my time of need:-) has ended, I'm (semi) back in to the swing of getting meals on the table for my family.
So super excited about the copy of My Recipes - 5 Ingredient Weeknight Dishes I picked up at the Publix during my grocery run this week. It Includes recipes from some of my faves: Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset and Real Simple (to name a few).  And to top it all off, these 5 ingredient fixes are giving my grocery budget some much needed organization and relief!

First up:


Tortellini with bacon and greens

Serves 4Hands-On Time: 15mTotal Time: 30m

Ingredients

  • 1  pound  cheese or meat tortellini
  • 4  ounces  sliced bacon (i use turkey bacon)
  • 6  tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 2  cups  arugula (about 1 bunch) or I bet this would work well with spinach
  • 1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook the tortellini according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 7 to 8 minutes. Reserve the bacon and discard the drippings.
  3. Wipe out the skillet and return it to medium heat. Add the butter and swirl or stir with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove from heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute.
  4. Break the bacon into small pieces and add to the skillet with the arugula, salt, pepper, and cooked tortellini; toss well. Divide among individual bowls.


2 comments:

Gi-Gi said...

Looks yummy !!! Adding this to my meal plan next week will sub the bacon w/soy protein. Wish me luck :-)

bunnie hilliard said...

yum? lol! yes.. good luck!!!

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