Pesto & Mushroom Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

1/2 lb pesto stuffed tortellini cooked together with 1/2 lb Mushroom stuffed tortellini added to “the sauce”

“the sauce”  = 3 huge scoops Roasteed Red Pepper Spread (with garlic & eggplant) mixed with 1 jar Trader Joes alfredo sauce. 

Salt/pepper/season to taste..

Total Cost: $6ish

Actually, none of these are outstanding alone but with their powers combined (to quote a late 80’s cartoon) it’s awesome!

I got a Blendtec Blender!!!

 Blendtec Blender 3hp

I got the blender from Scott at Costco for $379.00 plus tax.  That’s $20.00 less than the blendtec web site.

Blendtec is famous for their “will it blend?” commercials which ask this question for various “non-blendable” products like  golf balls, glow sticks, a tape measure (my favorite) and much much more.  The commercials put founder Tom Dickson in a white lab coat with saftey goggles demo’ing his high powered blender…  how cool is that?Anyhow, the new blender has a home next to my $26 coffee pot.

Q: How can you justify spending $410.00 (including tax) on a blender?
A: I’m currently $350.00 upside down in this blender.  (My last blender was $60.00 at Target).

My Plan:
Write a new blog post for each beverage/soup/coffee drink I blend and estimate the savings until I reach 350.00.  Each blog article will include a rating of the results of the blender and my satisfaction with each beverage/soup/coffee drink I make… If the rating is 4 stars or better, I’ll share the recipe… and the blender setting I used…  Sound Good?  I think so.

First Recipe
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Type: Drink
Name:Coffee & Ibarra Blended Drink
Recipe: 1 tab Ibarra per 24oz hot coffee.
Directions: Pour Coffee (Trader Joe’s Super Dark) over 1 tab Ibarra Chocolate & blend using the “Soup” setting.