Saturday, January 31, 2009

BIRTHDAY FOOD

We celebrated my grandson's 3rd birthday today at his house. His happiness came from the Iron Man birthday cake, ice cream, and candles.....oh, and balloons of course. For the adults I made a few things to take to the party.



TORTELLINI BITES

1 bag fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
4 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1/3 fresh lemon juice
4-6 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, cook tortellini according to package. Drain. Mix all of the ingredients above together in a bowl. Let the pasta marinate in the mixture for a few hours, then thread 4 inch skewers with 3 tortellini each.


OLIVE CHEESE BREAD

This recipe comes from the Pioneer Woman blog. It is an incredible blog and you see her recipes all over the place. Everything she makes is great and she shows each recipe in great detail. Here is a link to her recipe for Olive Cheese Bread.

3 comments:

Sara Gibbs said...

Hello Gulf Coast Gram, This is not a comment so much as it is a request. I am a research assistant for a food writer and we are tracking down great recipes from home cooks. I've been searching for a recipe for 1000 Island dressing and yours looks great. Would you be willing to share the recipe with us for an upcoming cookbook? You would get credit for the recipe as well as a contributor's copy of the book. If you are interested, please let me know so we can do a quick phone interview. Thank you! Sara

Bellini Valli said...

I love the tortellini bites. What a fantastic idea Anj!!!!Happy Birthday to your grandson as well!!

Abby said...

I love Pioneer Woman, too! But then again, who doesn't?! Happy Birthday to the grandboy - and those tortellini bites are so cute!