You know those days when the last thing you want to do is cook? Lately that's been me many nights. I went to easy helpers last night. It was part of the plan for the week so I must have known I'd be feeling lackadaisical when I thought about the week.
Spinach and chicken tortellini was helped with chicken already cooked and in the freezer, frozen cheese tortellini, bagged spinach, a handful of mushrooms, loads of garlic, pepper, and onion powder, a can of cream of chicken soup and 1/2 can of milk to bind it all. I cooked the frozen tortellini before combining so really, all just had to heat through.
For a side, whatever veg needed using up was tossed with seasoning and olive oil and roasted. It felt and tasted like effort but was so easy. I'm not sure what the tortellini costs now, but this bag that easily made five decent portions was still $2.99 when I bought it a month ago. Normally I nab fresh at Trader Joe's or Aldi, but this was pretty darn good and very convenient to have on hand.
No coming at me but I'm not even ashamed I used canned soup. Some nights it's good to have easy kitchen help.