Thursday, February 21, 2013

Heartwarming Flick, Body-Warming Soup, Signs of Spring

1. I indulged in an afternoon movie on Netflix. As with books, sometimes you try many before you're surprised with a gem. 

2. A favorite soup that cooks up in less than 30 minutes. Our freezer holds the secret ingredient, pesto made in the heat of summer and stored as treasure for winter.

Pesto Tortellini Soup
½ small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbl. butter
6 cups vegetable broth
1 9 oz. pkg. frozen or refrigerated tortellini
2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
¼ c. prepared pesto
 Parmesan for topping

In a 4-qt. sauce pan, sauté onion, garlic and butter until onions are translucent.
 Add broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and cook 1-2 minutes less than the package directs.
 Add the frozen vegetables and simmer until vegetables are heated through.
 Stir in pesto and serve.
 Serves 4-6

3. Finding signs of spring on a sunny day before tomorrow's ice storm.

The greening up in the farmer's fields

Early bloomers at our front door.

More greening up in the stream beds.


  1. It's so nice to see everything waking up and coming alive again, isn't it?

    Thank you for the soup recipe, I have some pesto in my freezer, too. I'm definitely making this.

  2. Playing catch up again here this morning Leonora! Your daffs are quite far ahead of ours which are just poking through the ground. Loving the soup and I hope your mouth feels a lot better now. (((hugs)))

  3. What a beautiful landscape!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx