Teaching New Tricks

I started my evening teaching job today… it was good, but it throws a little kink in my thinking. I’m a get up and get everything done kind of person; I like to relax the evening away with Mr. Gray. That’s not quite how this works out. It also throws a little wrench in dinner time. So, I’m trying some new stuff that will keep for Mr. Gray when he gets home from work. Here’s tonight’s: 
Tortellini Salad
2 pounds frozen cheese stuffed tortellini
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped basil
1 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup black olives, chopped
1 can chick peas, drained & rinsed
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/4 cup Italian dressing (more or less to taste)
1 head broccoli
1 small-medium lemon, juiced (watch for seeds)
  • Prepare tortellini according to package directions
  • Meanwhile, begin mixing other vegetables in a large mixing bowl
  • Drain tortellini & rinse with cold water
  • Add tortellini to vegetables
  • Add dressing & lemon juice
  • Toss to coat 
  • Serve chilled
Even sans meat, Mr. Gray loved this salad! It has a great flavor. We will definitely have it again.

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