Before I started this blog, I was NOT a blog reader. In fact, I could count on one hand (probably with fingers left over) the number of times I had (on purpose) read someone’s blog. However, once I started blogging, I realized the time, effort and energy that goes into it and how much I wanted others to read what I’d written, so I began to read other blogs….mostly food.
One of the blogs I read on a regular basis is Foody Schmoody. She has great “practical” recipes. You know what I mean, recipes you’d actually try, food your family would really enjoy, things your kids would eat. Besides all that, she just seems like a real “down-to-earth-gal”, plus I love her name! Go to her “about me” page to see the explanation.
A couple of weeks ago, she posted BLT Tortellini…which I “Pinned” (you know, saved on Pinterest) I love tortellini but don’t have many recipes for it so I thought this might be fun to try…besides, it has BACON! I added it to our dinner menu and bought the few things I needed for it at the store the next week…or at least that’s what I thought. See, I was going to substitute spinach for the kale in her recipe, but when I started to make dinner I realized I FORGOT to buy the spinach! Great! Since it was too late to run to the store, I dug around in the freezer and found a small piece of “left over” chicken that needed to be used. So, I give you….Bacon Chicken Tomato Tortellini!
I knew my husband and I would like this dish but wasn’t sure about the kids, but they really liked it, too…even my daughter who isn’t really a fan of tortellini. It doesn’t have a lot of sauce like your typical pasta recipe but it’s so YUMMY and SUPER easy to make!
I am going to make this again and hopefully, use some spinach or kale.