Friday, August 24, 2012

Study Buddy

     I am insanely excited right now!  I got a new study buddy for Anatomy!  I'd like everyone to meet George Bedrock VonTrapp:

He has a pretty smile!
   They were selling him in the bookstore at school, and I had to have him!  I figured he would come in handy throughout school and even when I actually start a nursing job.  Maybe one day when I'm a Nurse Practitioner I can place him in my office. He's going to go far!  In the meantime we've been having a little fun. ;-)

    He's awesome, and he's my new best friend!

     In addition to my awesome friend George, I also have a recipe for Grilled Chicken and Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Cream to share with y'all.  I changed up a few things from the original, so if you want to check out the original, go right ahead.  Otherwise, here's what I did:

What you'll need:

1 Chicken Breast
1 (9oz) package tortellini (We used Spinach and Cheese)
2 cups frozen, chopped broccoli
1/3 cup drained roasted red bell peppers (from a jar or you can make your own)
4 TBS butter, halved
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 TBS all purpose flour
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 TBS diced roasted red bell peppers
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Salt and Pepper to taste

Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste, then cook in skillet over medium-high heat.  Remove and cut into chunks.  Cook tortellini and broccoli according to directions on tortellini package.  Drain; return tortellini and broccoli to saucepan.  Meanwhile, prepare an Alfredo sauce by melting 2 TBS butter over medium heat.  Add garlic and red pepper, sauteing for a minute or two.  Add flour, and cook only until golden.  Don't let it brown.  Add heavy cream, and cook, stirring until sauce is thickened.  Add Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.  Puree 1/3 cup red bell pepper in a blender.  Add Alfredo sauce; blend well.  Add Alfredo mixture, diced red bell pepper, and chicken to tortellini and broccoli in saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until heated through.  Pour into shallow ungreased 2 quart casserole dish.  In small bowl mix butter and bread crumbs.  Sprinkle over tortellini mixture.  Boil 1-2 minutes or until top is golden brown.



  1. I so need the picture of you glaring at George. Aren't you suppose to be studying. Xoxo

    1. We were studying! I was checking out his Frontal Squama :-P