I am a soup person. That's not to say that I am soupy (I don't cry remember) or that it is all I eat, I like everything. I am a soup person because making and consuming soups of all kinds is to me the most loving and comforting thing I can do to feed my family. When the kids were little my son, Adam, (who is not a soup person) once asked me, "When can we have a normal meal?" Adam is definitely a meat and potatoes man.
Last week a friend shared a recipe that she had found online. When I saw it I knew that both Doug and I would be adding it to our list of favorites.
Unfortunately I printed the recipe without the name but here it is.
1 (19oz) bag of frozen cheese tortellini
1 small bag of fresh spinach
2 (14.5 oz) cans of Italian style diced tomatoes, drained
1 block (8oz) of cream cheese (softened)
1 lb of ground sausage (I used some leftover cooked chicken)
3-4 cups of chicken broth (start with 3, add 1 more if it looks like it needs it)
Brown the sausage and put all ingredients in crockpot, chunking up the cream cheese.
Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Keep an eye on your tortellini, it may get done sooner.
If still soupy, leave lid off for the last half hour or so of cooking.
For a Friday version omit the sausage and use vegetable broth.