Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday Night Dinner and a CreamyTortellini Salad
Along with the grilled goods and pasta salad, Katie served bright and fresh broccoli. Rounding out the meal was a platter of lemon cupcakes topped with a swirl of blackberry (just a hint) buttercream frosting, each sporting one blackberry - a little surprise for Henry's actual birthday today since his big bash was last weekend. His cupcake had a candle in it, and he's getting really good at blowing them out! He got it with the first shot and no help!
I loved the pasta salad, which was served cold, and here's the recipe as far as I can decipher:
CREAMY TORTELLINI SALAD
2 bags frozen tri-color tortellini, cooked and drained, then rinsed in cold water
Mayo/ranch dressing (equal parts of both), enough to coat
Freshly ground pepper, a little salt
I thought it would be great to add some crisp broccoli florets, broken up, or peas, and maybe just a little bit of finely diced red onion.
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