Isn’t it amazing how time flies? I made these skewers for Superbowl Sunday and fully intended on posting right after. Well, apparently renovations take up a lot of your time!! I have to admit, I thought it would be easy breasy NOT hiring a designer. After all, I knew exactly what I wanted, so why pay someone to make decisions for me?! Well now I understand…. we’ve spent hours driving around to marble warehouses looking for that perfect slab, then to the faucet and sink places, then flooring, appliances, cupboard door styles, door pulls, and even paint chips! At least if you have a designer, you are given three choices and THEY do all the leg work. Alas…. when it is done and I have my new shiny kitchen, I am sure it will all have been worth it! I’ll even have stories to tell about where we went and how it all came to be.
In the meantime, please forgive me for my long absences…. I have not stopped creating, I am still taking photos and writing recipes. I will post when I can, as often as I can, but it will not be as frequent for a while. Especially the next few weeks, when I am literally without a kitchen!
So! Last Sunday was the Superbowl. Of course, typical fare would include a big pot of chili or nachos or wings or maybe all of those! But I had these little rainbow tortellini kicking about, so decided to do something with them for Superbowl. This is what I came up with and it was a hit with both sport fans and kiddies alike!
- 1 package Oliveiri tri coloured tortellini
- yellow or cherry tomatoes
- salami, ham, capocolla or your favorite lunch meat (can be omitted)
- fresh basil
- The BEST EVER Lemony Dressing or favorite dressing of choice
- 1 package of skewers
Cook tortellini according to package directions, drain and run cold water over to stop cooking. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Onto skewer thread tortellini, followed by slice of lunch meat folded twice, then basil leaf and finally tomato. Line up like little soldiers on a plate and pour over your favorite dressing, or try my The BEST EVER Lemony Dressing. Sprinkle with extra basil and salt and pepper to taste. To eat, pull all into mouth for one tasty bite!
I had some leftover tortellini, so the next day I put them in my kids lunch with the same dressing drizzled over and tomatoes tossed in. I added the same skewer on the side so they could poke them on their own. They both loved them! I love a win win!