Cristy’s Tortellini Soup & Fruit & Mint Iced Tea

28 Jan

Tortellini Soup

1 tbsp butter

4 cloves minced garlic, can use kind in jar also

9 oz cheese tortellini

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

salt & pepper to taste

14 oz stewed tomatoes, cut each tomato in half

½ to ¾ bag of spinach, ripped

¼ tsp dried basil

2 – 14 oz can chicken broth

Melt butter; add garlic & sauté 2 minutes. Stir in broth and tortellini. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, spinach and basil. Simmer 2 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese prior to serving.

Fruit & Mint Iced Tea

1 qt boiling water

8 regular sized tea bags (caff or decaff)

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves

1 1/2 cups sugar

6 oz frozen limeade, undiluted

6 oz frozen lemonade, undiluted

3/4 cup orange juice

3 quarts cold water

Boil 1 qt water & remove from heat. Add tea bags & mint. Cover and steep 30 minutes. Remove & discard tea bags. Stir in sugar & next 4 ingredients. Pour tea through wire-mesh strainer into large container, discarding mint. Add remaining water and chill. Serve over ice.

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2 Responses to “Cristy’s Tortellini Soup & Fruit & Mint Iced Tea”

  1. Hannah January 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    I made this tonight, and it was a big hit at our house! Joel told me he could eat it every other week. (That’s a really good score!)
    And it was great with Shae’s chicken crescent squares.

    • Cristy February 1, 2010 at 11:27 am #

      hannah – so glad y’all like the soup! i have to say that the crescent squares make the meal for me! hope to see y’all this week!

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