Sunday was a great day here in Va. It was a balmy 73 degrees. The Sun was shining. We spent the day outside just soaking it all in, with good reason. Monday morning brought us 5 inches of snow, literally dumped on us in just a few short hours. It was 8 degrees last night. 8! Baby, it’s cold outside! But today the Sons and I are staying warm with this cozy tortellini for lunch. It’s quick, easy, and oh-so creamy. And cheesy. We can’t forget the cheese. It’s basically one of the most perfect things to serve on a Snow Day. We’re making sure to get in some of our Winter favorites now, since Spring, believe it or not, is right around the corner. Stay warm and enjoy this last bit of Winter. Good hot food, and steaming mug of hot chocolate will help. Just remember, while you may find yourself, like me, complaining about the cold now and are so excited for Spring’s arrival, that it will only be a few more months and we will all be griping again. This time about, and trying to find a way to beat, the Summer heat.
Italian Alfredo Tortellini with Ham
recipe originally from Kevin & Amanda
1 (8 oz) pkg cheese tortellini
1 cup ham, diced
(8 oz) cream cheese
1 pkg dry Italian dressing
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
1. Add tortellini to a large pot of boiling salted water and let cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet to medium heat. Add the cream cheese, butter, cream of chicken soup, Italian dressing, and milk and stir until smooth. Once smooth, add in ham and stir to coat.
3. After the tortellini finishes boiling, drain, then add to cream sauce. Stir to evenly coat and serve warm.