I go through a completely frivolous shame spiral whenever holidays roll around and I have to figure out what to blog about. I feel like if I was a good blogger I would make all my favorite holiday recipes a week or two in advance, so I could then blog about them BEFOREHAND and enable other people to make these dishes for their own holiday meals. And then my recipe would be featured on other websites as a “Must-Try” for whatever holiday is coming up, and people would leave me comments like “This looks amazing and is going to be a family tradition from now on! My great-grandchildren will forever be thankful that you posted your broccoli casserole recipe!”
And then…I would totally make them again for the actual event and not complain that I JUST MADE THIS and don’t want leftovers ANYMORE. But the truth is I just want to make those recipes once a year, and eat them on the real day, and honestly I sort of don’t want to be fooling with my camera while it’s happening.
This has led me to 2 conclusions:
1) I will probably never make a living off of this blog since the effort of cooking a recipe TWICE is more than I’m willing to put in.
2) Having a blog causes you to be very self absorbed. I mean, who gives a f@ck what I’m making for the holidays? Is anyone’s life really going to be upset because I didn’t post a casserole recipe the Monday before Thanksgiving?
If anyone answers “Yes” to question 2, I advise that you step away from the computer. Then throw rocks at it.
So hey, here’s what I actually made this past weekend. Tortellini soup! It is super easy to make and really great on a cold winter today. Or when you’re tired of eating turkey and sweet potatoes.
I used vegetable broth and cheese tortellini, but you can substitute whatever you prefer to use.
1 15oz can vegetable broth
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 minced garlic clove
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 – 1/2 cup uncooked tortellini
5-6 fresh basil leaves
In a small pot saute the onion, garlic and red pepper flakes for about 2 minutes, or until the onion is softened and translucent. Add in the vegetable broth and once it has come to a boil add in the tortellini.
Cook tortellini according to package directions, adding the basil leaves about 30 seconds before fully cooked. Transfer to bowls and serve.