Microblog Monday

Hey all! I didn’t get to post a microblog last week, turns out I came down with something pretty crappy and was ill for most of the week! I’m still battling this cough that won’t seem to leave, but feeling much better now! 

First: I have to say Happy Birthday to the sweetest 8 year old in the world, my niece Jovie! 

Jovie Sarai


Monday Mantra:

Monday Mantra


Meatless Meal: Tomato Tortellini Soup

(I will admit- I have only had this ONE time before but this was the exact recipe I used and didn’t stray much from for once, and I really found it easy to make and liked it- perfect with grilled cheese!!)
1 teaspoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup

1 1/2 cups milk

2 cups half and half

2 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth)

1 teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 (9 ounce) package cheese-filled tortellini

grated Parmesan, for serving

Instructions

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the tomato soup, milk, half and half, vegetable broth, and all the seasonings. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, drop in the tortellini and cook according to package instructions (probably about 7 – 10 minutes). Serve hot with Parmesan on top.

*note: I did add some croutons on top of mine for some extra flavor and texture! Yum!

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Memorable Moment: Adam got a new car!! Saturday we decided to venture out and just see what this deal we kept hearing about at a dealership by our house was all about. His truck frame was rusting through and we really were not looking forward to taking on another car payment but knew safety had to come first and it was time to bite the bullet. 6 hours… Yes 6! (Turns out that deal being advertised made them VERY busy) we drove out of there with a 2015 Hyundai Sonata for him. The process was long, exhausting, stressful, and frustrating at times but I will never forget going through that process for the first time together and the stories we came away with. It was another day spent bonding in maybe not the most romantic way, but a totally new and different way, more practical and real. 

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