Monday, October 24, 2011

Creamy Tortellini Soup

I make it a point to try at least one new recipe a week. Creamy Tortellini Soup is hearty and comes together quickly on a weeknight. This could easily be modified for the slow cooker. Just throw in all of the ingredients except the tortellini and spinach and cook on high for 5-6 hours. Add in the tortellini and spinach about 15 minutes before serving. 


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 Jar Ragu Garlic Parmesan Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 Cubes chicken bullion 
  • 2 Cups Cheese Tortellini 
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves or torn spinach
  • Ground black pepper 
Saute onions and mushrooms until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute. Add water, Ragu, milk and bullion cubes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, add basil, salt, oregano, pepper and tortellini. Cook another 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook another 5 minutes or until tortellini is cooked through. 

Recipe slightly adapted from BHG.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Faves

Just a few of my favorites from around the interwebz!

I could scrub toilets in these and still feel fabulous!

Halloween Pre-K Pack. Sawyer will LOVE this!

I will be attempting these babies for Sawyer's class birthday party next week. Aren't they totally cute and scrumptious looking?

Loving this Mod Podge kid's table over Maple and Magnolia!

Strawberry Shortcake Sushi! This would be so cute at a party! 

Mittens from an old felted sweater!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's Fall Ya'll

Yep, it's that time of year again. Time for falling leaves, cinnamon, pumpkins, halloween and all that good stuff! Fall's right of passage for us is an afternoon at the pumpkin patch. Luckily, we have a few good ones around here to choose from. We ate a big lunch and hopped in the car for a 30 minute drive south to Chesterfield Berry Farm. Even though we never make it out of any place without a meltdown of some sort, we did pretty good this time! Our camera ate most of our pics though (boo) so here's just a small sampling of our activities:

The hay ride is always a hit. 

No amount of screaming, clapping or funny faces with coax Sawyer to look at the camera. He actually says, "I am looking!" Sure, buddy. 

Just a lost soul waitin' on the train.

Train ride, corn maze, haunted house, pig races--lots of fun to be had. Ok, the haunted house was a trail  featuring every halloween decoration ever sold at Target and 90% were busted. However, Avery was still terrified! She's wimpy just like her mama! 

The Super Wimps!