Monday, January 18, 2010

New Feature: Working Mom Meals!

I love to cook, but since Jack has been born, I have been slacking in the dinner department.  I am now constantly looking for an easy, but awesome tasting meal.  So I thought "Why not post an easy meal for the working (or non working) moms! So every Monday, I will post an easy, delicious weekday meal! I would also love your suggestions of meals you have made that are you favorites.  I'll also feature some of yours along with my own.  To submit a recipe just click the "Email Me" button on the side of the page!

My first meal is one of my husbands favorite and so simple Jack could do it.  I sware it is ready in 10 minutes flat.

picture courtesy of Tracey's Culinary Adventures.

This tortellini with balsamic brown butter recipe is origonally from Everyday Italian and Giada.  This recipe would work with tortellini or ravioli, and while it may not be the healthiest meal, it will make your tastebuds sing out with joy!

18 to 20 ounces store-bought tortellini (or ravioli)

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup toasted, chopped walnuts
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to the instructions on the package (until tender but still firm to the bit), stirring occasionally. Drain.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan cook the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the foam subsides, and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, turn off the heat. Let butter cool for about 1 minute. Stir in the balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Transfer the pasta to the saucepan with the balsamic brown butter. Sprinkle walnuts and Parmesan over the top before serving.


Alissa said...

That looks so good!!! I will have to try it :)

KLZ said...

You can do a similar pasta sauce except throw sage leaves in to fry after the butter browns (no vinegar though). The sage leaves are totally edible and have a delicious, crunchy flavor. Still super easy but a way to change it up if you're looking for it.

Thanks for this tip!