With the weather turning nicer some good friends of ours invited us to a local vineyard for a picnic dinner. What could be a better start to the week then a picnic outside with good friends and good wine? Not much I would think :)! We packed our picnic baskets full of yummy wine related foods: crackers, olives, pita chips, hummus and cheeses. I felt like we were in one of those cool Indie films. Life imitating art.
While the adults sat and enjoyed our wine, the girls had a great time running around and playing together. I think they are BFF’s!
The grass was wide and open and to Av, a runway of fun! She would run up and down, laughing. You can also see the delicious wine we enjoyed!
We had such a fun time! It started our week off right.
The next morning I threw together a super easy, super delicious crock pot meal. The night before had been so relaxed I didn’t want to break the trend. I found the recipe on Pinterest and it didn’t have a name. So…I am calling it Creamy Tortellini Soup.
See! Looks amazing right! If you would like to make this meal (and I strongly encourage you to)…
Here’s what you need:
1 bag of frozen tortellini (I used a 19 oz bag)
1 bag of fresh spinach
2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes
1 box of vegetable broth (I used low sodium and organic)
1 block of light cream cheese
Here’s what you do:
Place all ingredients in the crock pot. I would break the cream cheese up. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Then enjoy!
This makes a large pot and will give you leftovers. This covered me for a couple of days on lunches. J doesn’t eat leftovers so there was more for me :). Speaking of, my husband ( a non-soup person) dubbed this a winner and the best soup he has had in a while :)! This is one you can have almost all the ingredients on hand! Add it to your dinner menu. You won’t regret it!
Hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their week!
Go and Create!