Sunday, January 31, 2010

Watch Out Rachael Ray!

I love Rachael Ray but I have to tell you, there are some of us who refuse to put in 30 minutes in the kitchen...don't even pretend you don't know who you are... and for those, strictly for those "in the closet" , "refuse to cook on the weekend when I could be quilting " folks, here's one of my favorite recipes.
Ingredients: as pictured above
Prep: Cook tortellini as directed on package...I really just boil water and then dump the tortellini in there when it boils. No I don't add salt, oil or anything else. I have things to do, blocks to sew, snowmen to punch. What??? LOL!
When the tortellini goes into the boiling water, the peas go into the microwave for 4 minutes (as per package directions...), when the microwave beeps, the tortellini should be ready to drain. Drain the tortellini and bring the pot back (Again, why dirty another vessel? Do you have someone doing your dishes? I don't! hahaha), dump the peas into the tortellini. Stir and serve. The peas come in a butter sauce so you should be all set to go. Add Salt, Sour Cream, Pesto, whatever you have in a jar that does not require heating (I will not be dirtying another pot, I refuse!)
See? Dinner for one in 15 minutes of less... Rachael's got nothing on me! LOL!
Oh, you know the fresh basil is just for show right? That came straight from the produce section in the supermarket... No fresh herbs in my kitchen, I don't have time to water the plants....hahaha!

10 comments:

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

OMG .............you are funny!!!!! I have to say even though I'd rather be painting I do love to cook....ummmm I made homemade Italian wedding soup today......would you like the recipe???? LOL!
Huga,
Lynn

LyndaG said...

Brenda, love the approach. Most days I have the best of intentions, but do end up with the 15 minute masterpieces.

Nancy said...

Who knew? Brenda-15 minute wonders!! The next Food Network Star!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your sure are a hoot!

WoolenSails said...

Thirty minutes in the kitchen? I wish, takes me hours, haha. I have to cook with my diet, but if I could order a pizza or a grinder, I would;)

Debbie

paulette said...

Hilarious!! Now here is a cooking show I would watch!! ;o)
Paulette

ooglebloops said...

15 min works for me too!! I may have to try this!!I made "her" tortellini recipe the other day- it was under 15 min!! I may have to post about it - it looked so pretty in the bowl!!!

Maggey and Jim said...

Wonderful and sounds good to me.. Besides all Rachael has to do is cook,, right?? We have quilts to make..........
Maggey

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am still "chuckling"--oh what fun--I do love the way you cook and as I have those food products I will be trying this one---you do cook like me--we gotta have our "vitamins" but why work sooo hard to get them!!!
Happy day to you
Hugs, Di &co

Bella Pink said...

You are totally hilarious Brenda! This sounds like my Tuna noodle "casserole" in one pot. If you ask nicely, I'll tell you the recipe: 15 minutes and under...arden