Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tortellini Soup

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So you guys know that I'm a new mom, and I've been able to rely on the excuse that I'm exhausted and sleep-deprived and can't get my life together when it comes to cooking. But the problem is, people are starting to, well, not care. I have a 10-week old. Apparently my baby should be sleeping through the night. He should also know how to roll over, say "mamma" and write his name. This is all according to the articles I shouldn't read but do (when I should be sleeping).




The problem is, my life is still out of control. And let me first say that it's a great out of control. I go to Bouncing Babies. I work out the cradle cap. I go to bed at 8:30. But my husband still has the audacity to want to eat. It's unreal the things this man expects. So, I made soup. Because soup is soul food, right? And my soul could use some food. Sheesh. (I love my mom...)


Ingredients:
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bag cheese tortellini
  • 1 8 oz. block cream cheese
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 can Italian tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:


Pour the chicken broth into a pot over high heat.




I know a lot of people who are anti-canned tomatoes. I get it. They cause cancer. So if you find yourself with this view, please feel free to buy a tomato, chop it up and add some Italian seasoning.




Drain the can and add half to the pot. Toss the other half. Or, keep them for your science project to see if they really do cause cancer. Then throw in the spinach.




What is it about cheese tortellini? As if pasta isn't amazing enough...just stuff it with cheese! I had a hard time finding this, but it was in the frozen section next to the garlic bread.




Toss it in, frozen. Turn the heat to medium-high and let it simmer uncovered for about 5-10 minutes, or until the pasta is soft.




Cut up the cream cheese and add to the soup. Stir slowly until combined.




Oh, baby.





Forget your worries. Forget the fact that you haven't slept more than 8 hours in 3 days. Or that you haven't brushed your hair in a week. Or that you forgot what it feels like to have clean clothes. Just eat your soup and relish in the peace and -- oh, wait. Baby's crying.

Gotta go.

Love and resting when you can,

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