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Spinach Tortellini soup

Tortellini Soup Ingredients2- 14.5 oz cans of chicken broth2- 14.5 oz cans of stewed or diced tomatoes ( I use fire roasted)1 clove of garlic1 pkg of knorr vegetable mix10 oz pkg of frozen chopped spinach9 oz pkg of fresh tortellini or 4 servings of dried tortellini1 cup italian sausage- brownedFresh grated parmesan cheese4 cups of water Instructions In a large soup pot, combine broth, tomatoes, water, garlic, and vegetable mix (or if freezing, add these ingredients to a gallon freezer bag and freeze). Bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook according to package instructions. When tortellini is almost done, add spinach and sausage. Do not add it before to avoid it becoming more "stew" like. Add salt and pepper to your desired taste. Garnish with Parmesan and serve with salad and bread.

Also makes a great crockpot meal. Let soup mixture cook on low and then add tortellini, spinach and sausage according to instructions above.


Hawaiian Chicken freezer meal

Some local friends and I started a freezer meal exchange earlier this year. Once a month we each have an epic cooking day at home, making multiple of the same recipe, and then come together later and swap meals with each other. It's quicker, more cost effective (buying in bulk, using the same spices for several meals, etc) and it's fun to try new foods. And we have meals in the freezer for busy nights! Score!

So, I'm going to be sharing a few of the recipes here, just as a reference point. This is not, nor will it ever become a food blog. I'm definitely not a foodie.

Hawaiian Chicken  Ingredients2 lbs of chicken thighs1/2 cup brown sugar3 cloves of garlic-minced2 Tbs soy sauce1 can of chunked pineapple- drainedPineapple juice from can of pineapple 1 green and 1 red pepper- cut into 1 inch piences1 Tbs. grated ginger (dried also works)2 Tbs vinegar Instructions Place chicken thighs in a baking dish. Mix vinegar, pineapple juice, ginger, soy sauce, garlic and brown sugar …