Our Go-To Meal
Perhaps you have one, too. A meal you can make quick, but it's still somewhat nutritious, and not that expensive. I thought I'd share ours. Everyone can always use a new Go-To meal.
Here's what you need:
2 pkgs. frozen tortellini
frozen bag chopped spinach
tub of Parmesan cheese or fresh block to grate; whatever you have on hand
tub of grape tomatoes, or tomato chopped
tub of pre-made pesto OR some good olive oil, garlic, basil, pine nuts.
shredded cooked chicken; I usually cook a whole chicken, shred it and freeze it in bags. So I have it on hand for meals like this.
Here's what you do:
Set the bag of chicken out in the morning or at lunchtime even. Set the spinach out, too.
Cook the tortellini.
Chop the tomato.
In a big pretty bowl, put the spinach on the bottom.
Drain the tortellini when done, immediately dump it on top of the spinach in the bowl.
Add the chicken and pesto of your choice. Stir.
Sprinkle on good handful of cheese, mix, and then toss on top the tomatoes.
Easy. Even pretty. So, some nights we eat a full traditional food meal. Other nights, a frozen pizza. But on these nights, it's a little fresh....a little processed.
But it's our Go-To meal. What's yours!?