I decided talking about the Bachelor anymore would just be a big waste of time. Instead I believe a great recipe is in order.
This is a recipe that I tweaked until I got it just how I liked it and I must say everyone else likes it too.
This is a very filling dish, so all you need to go with it is a nice green salad.
2 lbs. fresh cheese tortellini ( Sold in the refrigerated case at the supermarket.)
1 TBS. olive oil
1 Pkg. bacon ( the original recipe says 4 slices, yeah right) fried until crispy and crumbled into small pieces.
6 shallots, minced
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 teas. thyme
1/4 cup flour
1 cup water, or dry white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup 1/2 and 1/2
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup frozen peas (optional)
Bring 6 quarts water to a boil in a large pot. When the water is boiling, stir in 2 teas. salt and the tortellini and cook, stirring often, until the tortellini is tender. About 10 -12 minutes.
Drain the tortellini . Put in a large Bowl and toss with olive oil. Set aside.
Cook the bacon in skillet until nice and crisp. Set aside on a paper towel to drain.
In same pan stir in shallots and cook until softened, about 5 min.. Stir in garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. You don' t want to over cook the garlic. Stir in the flour and cook until golden, about 1 minute.
Slowly whisk in the water or wine and cook until almost absorbed, about 30 seconds. Slowly whisk in the broth and cream and bring to a simmer.
Turn off heat and add Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Gently stir in peas.
Fold sauce into tortellini and serve.
Your family will love this and believe it or not I took out a zillion calories.