Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Recipe and... BABY PICTURES!!!



*ahem* Anyway. Dylan and I took these pictures when we watched Miss O the other day. She's so precious. And yes, she's watching tv in one of these pictures. Just after that she fell asleep watching Little Bear. Two of these are blurry, but I didn't want to turn on the flash (which would improve the image quality) because the camera was right there in her face.

I'm knitting but a lot of it is Christmas knitting so I'm keeping it quiet here on the blog. I do have a new recipe for you though.

Tortellini Soup

1 package Italian sausage
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 medium sized can of crushed tomatoes (not sure of the oz/grams of the can I used and it's already gone out in the trash)
1/2 a carton of beef broth or 1 1/2 cups water
1/2 bag frozen pepper slices
2 cups fresh tortellini
1 can of sliced mushrooms or 1 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced

Remove sausage from casing and brown in a dutch oven over medium high heat until almost fully cooked. Add the onion, garlic, and Italian seasoning and continue cooking until the meat is completely done and the onion and garlic are soft. (If you're using fresh mushrooms now would be the time to add them) Add the tomatoes and broth and cook until the mixture doesn't taste so "tomato-ey". Add the frozen peppers, tortellini, and mushrooms and enough water to bring the soup to your desired consistency. Cook until the tortellini is soft and the frozen pepper strips are hot. Serve with a slice of crusty bread and a salad. Enjoy!