Thursday, February 26, 2009

Porcini Stuffed Tortelloni -Who Could Resist?

First of all, let me explain why I would be making a "last" minute pasta at 8:30 in the morning.

It's Thursday and tomorrow is the big Presto Pasta Night Roundup, hosted this week by Theresa, The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine, so it should be wonderful.

It's Thursday and I still haven't made pasta this week!

It's Thursday and I have a date with a very busy two year old, so I won't have any time to cook one up, take a photo or write about it here. Any time someone heads over to the computer, the expectation is that we play Thomas the Train games.

I have a package of gorgeous fresh Trentino-Alto-Adige Porcini Tortelloni that President's Choice sells. If you know me, you know I love mushrooms, love to eat stuffed pastas, but not so in love with making them unless I'm spending time with my daughter. The bonding is worth it all. We actually made our own Mushroom Ravioli with a Creamy Mushroom and Sherry Sauce one Sunday afternoon.

So you can imagine how happy I was to discover these ready made treasures. And today I did a slight variation so that hopefully my lunch date - Boaz, will enjoy it too. I left out the sherry, sauteed cremini & shitake mushroom slices, and added some frozen peas, because I know he likes least he did last week.

Don't forget to email your entries for Presto Pasta Night to theresa (at) foodhuntersguide (dot) com and a cc to me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com


Joanne said...

I love the sherry sauce on this, I might try making it with some butternut squash ravioli. And I empathize about making your own stuffed pasta...although it is a goal of mine to do it at least once before the year is up!

Anonymous said...

Yum, I love mushroom raviolis. I haven't upgraded to the porcinis, which I am sure intensifies the flavor nicely.

Dewi said...

Utterly delicious looking and very irresistible.

Anonymous said...

Looks good! Where in the world do you buy your porcini mushrooms? I never see them in grocery stores near me.