As I have told you it is warm here - 80's this week and last night I did not want to cook so I made a tortellini salad. It still involved a little cooking but not much. My 6 year old said, "Please don't make us eat that." But, my husband and I loved it! I like pasta salads but I don't like the creamy ones with mayonnaise in them so I thought this would be perfect.
You can find the recipe at All Recipes - Charlotte's Tortellini Salad. I substituted the walnuts for pecans because that is all I had on hand and I added some chopped up bacon because bacon just makes everything better. I also didn't use feta cheese (just regular shredded) because I don't think I am suppose to have feta during pregnancy - other than that I followed the recipe and it was a hit. I did use the mini tortellinis because it was all I had.
Orange Cream Smoothie
2 cups of frozen oranges (I froze some that I had on hand because they were about done with)
1 cup of milk
1 cup of ice
1/2 cup of water
Drizzling of honey (just enough to make it taste really good)
Put ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
The smoothie was so good on a hot evening and went well with our pasta salad. I try to do fruit smoothies with our dinner as often as possible.
We thought this was a nice light meal to have on a hot evening.