Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kitchen Sink Soup

It is inevitable.  I must post my Kitchen Sink Soup recipe. This is just one iteration of hundreds of Kitchen Sink SoupS.  

Where did this silly name come from?  This is the name that I give to everything but the kitchen sink--all the compatible leftovers in the fridge cooked in a pot.  You know how those pesky leftovers pile up in the fridge.  Just stick them all together and call it soup.  Kitchen Sink Soup!

This soup could also be called Creamed Tortellini Florentine, if that sounds better.  I was in a hurry and didn't want to have chicken tonight, so I remembered a pin that I added this last week and it sounds good called Creamy Tomato Tortellini by Two Peas in a Pod.  http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/creamy-tomato-tortellini-soup/#_a5y_p=1277451

I didn't have all the ingredients, as usual, but I did have good stuff in the freezer that I had put away for another day--1/2 bottle of Bertolli's Alfredo Sauce, 1/2 package of Totellini, part of a can of Evaporated Milk and part of a large package of baby spinach--all in the freezer (didn't hurt any of them). The tomatoes were in food storage. 



Store leftover spinach flat in the freezer in a zip lock bag.  

When ready to use you can break it into small pieces while it is still frozen by rumpling up the bag, or use whole for baby spinach.


Creamed Tortellini Florentine
(Kitchen Sink Soup)
1 pkg Tortellini with cheese (1/2 of the Costco 2-pack--1 package) That size
2 Cans Petite Diced Tomatoes (15 oz. or one large can)
1 qt. chicken broth
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (this is a quick meal--feel free to saute fresh onion and garlic)
1 package frozen chopped spinach (or fresh frozen)
1 bottle Bertolli's Alfredo Sauce
1 can Evaporated Milk or fresh cream (whatever you have)

Combine tomatoes, chicken broth and spices. Bring to a boil and add tortellini. Boil gently for about 5 minutes. Add spinach and cook on medium low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add Alfredo sauce and milk or cream and serve.  (If it needs more heating, do not boil or the cream will curdle.) Makes about 6 servings.
Kitchen Sink Tortellini Soup

I had half of these ingredients and made 5 medium bowls of soup.  This soup is a fun and looks a little pink with the tomatoes and cream.  Would be fun to serve for a Valentine's day lunch, or for Christmas with the green and red.


HAPPY COOKING

CYBERGRAM