Monday, June 20, 2011

Cubs vs Sox

This is a very serious event in our home.  Because of this I threw together the most delicious dinner this evening so I could be "off work" by the time the game starts at seven.  However it was so tasty I just have to share before the game starts.  I'm in love with Trader Joe's (perhaps because its within walking distance from our house) so almost all of the ingredients come from here except for the produce.

Easy and Delicious Artichoke Pasta

1 M onion chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
olive oil
1 can of diced tomatoes 
1 can artichoke hearts
white wine
1 bay leaf
Pesto filled Tortellini 

  • Take about 3 tbsp of olive oil and saute the chopped onion for about 5 minutes on MH heat.  Add garlic and saute for about 3 minutes longer
  • Pour in about a fourth of a bottle of white wine, the can of tomato's with the juice and the artichoke hearts.  Add the spices to taste.  turn on med heat.
  • Bring some water to a boil and cook the tortellini.  When cooked, drain the pasta.
  • Mix the two together.
  • Voila! 

I was going to put fresh basil in this but thought it wouldn't be needed because the tortellini was pesto filled.  When I make this again I will definitely be adding it.  I served this with fresh parm and crusty bread. I threw this together because I almost ALWAYS have all these ingredients on hand.  It took about 20 minutes and clean up was even less.  Best part?  Finishing that bottle of wine  ;)

And it's Clara Approved!

!!!!!GO CUBS, GO!!!!!

***This dish is just as good cold the next day as it is hot!***


  1. Looks delicious! :) (and I love Trader Joes, too)

  2. Thanks Bri! I'm secretly going to feed the mister as many vegetarian meals without him knowing as possible. I've gotten away with it (almost) all week. On fathers day he asked for chicken wings, and who am I to say no? ;)