Quick Tortellini Salad
Pillsbury Complete Cookbook Copyright 2000, 2006
DRESSING (I doubled this since I had a larger bag of tortellini):
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 (9-ounce) pkg. refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini I used 16 oz frozen
1 cup sliced carrots
1 ½ cups frozen cut green beans
2 tablespoons slice green onions I used red onions
1. In jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well. Set aside.
2. Cook tortellini, carrots and green beans as directed on tortellini package until tortellini is tender and vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain; return to saucepan. Cover with cold water; let stand 5 minutes. Drain well.
3. Place tortellini, carrots and green beans in medium bowl; add onions. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
This was okay, not great. I cut the carrots too thick for my taste. I found the salad a bit bland besides the cheese tortellini component. I would have been better off freestyling this. I've definitely had better tortellini salad.
***UPDATE: I made this the night before we were actually going to eat it. I tasted it and posted about it and all day I thought about how disappointing it was going to be. So when I got home, I took out the carrots and sliced them into very thin slivers and added a spoonful of Hellman's to make it creamy. It was really, really good - even my husband commented on how good it was.***********
It's time to finalize my menu for my annual cookout and there are just too many options. I can't seem to narrow it down and streamline it. I hate making decisions.
I will be posting a new cookbook giveaway soon. Maybe tomorrow. Better late than never.
And now a public serving message:
BURGER KING SUCKS! I took my son there yesterday as a treat, so he could get one of those Transformer toys they've been advertising on the television every 5 minutes. It was dirty, the service was lousy, the food was lousy and THERE WERE NO TRANSFORMER TOYS! I can understand that they can run out of popular toys but they never told us they were out when I ordered, and then they tried to give him a girl's toy, saying that's all they had. Finally, they scraped up a boy's toy but not a Transformer. I mean, they can spend all that money on a national advertising campaign but the restaurant was a dump and they didn't even have the toys. Never again! (And I am not anti-fast food - I love McD's and Wendy's).
Blast From The Past: The Best Fried Rice from January 2006. This was really good fried rice but we're avoiding shellfish until my son is older. You can try it!
Question of the Day: Do you like any fast food? What's your favorite?