Pesto Tortellini Gratin


Who needs reality TV – if you could follow Handsome and I around on a mundane Tuesday night, you would never slump to the lows of the Jersey Shore ever again. I promise.

See, we are a sippy cup kind of special. You won’t hear us having thought provoking conversation that would eventually lead to the cure for cancer. No sweet poems would pass our lips with candlelight and music filling the air. No long conversations about the duldrums of one’s job.

Nope. You’d see him chasing me around the house with a spoon covered in macaroni  and have to put up with our 45 minute debate over the validity of the word ‘fishes’ backed by only the song from the commercial for Goldfish crackers. Yeah, we keep it classy in this house.

45 minutes, I kid you not, of “Fishes is not a word.” Followed by “But, I love fissshess cuz their soooo delicious.” Debated with “And how many fishes are in a pond?” Answered by more commercial jingles. ” Yes, we are the worlds most interesting couple – top that Mr. Dos Equis.


Oh, and because I have to be fair, ‘fishes’ is indeed a word. Google says so. A word I was thought to never use, but a word….


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  1. says

    Okay so, a couple things:) First of all, this incorporates so many things I love. Gratins, tortellini, and pesto. On their own, they’re all so incredible. It’s never crossed my mind to combine them, and yet that sounds so PERFECT. Secondly, when I see stuff I like on other people’s blogs that I read, I don’t usually make it. I don’t like repeating recipes or having to give a nod to the person who made it; I prefer inventing my own recipes. However, this sounds so good that I have no choice but to make it! Hope you don’t mind. I will most definitely give you credit. I may cook it sooner or later…just depends.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. says

    If an eye for photography could be taught, I would beg you for lessons. [sigh] But alas, I can just enjoy your photos. Indeed gratin season is upon us, and I can imagine how amazing this smells as it bakes!

    LOL it sounds like you just have casual fun and random conversations. It makes me think of how our family conversates on a daily basis and while it may not result in a hit reality tv show, I’ve been told we are quite entertaining.

    At what age were we taught not to use the word “fishes”? I saw it on a print-out when Tay was in pre-school but now she even says it’s not a word because fish is plural. Soon she will be correcting my blog posts…

    Sorry for the long comment, I guess I had stuff to say! I hope you have an awesome Friday my friend!

  3. says

    I am loving that gratin. Just pass me a bowl full!

    My hubby and I have had some crazy discussions like that, too. You’d think that after almost 25 years, he’d know I am always right (tee hee)

  4. says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies post. I really appreciate the comment.

    This looks like a wonderful recipe. I love the individual dishes of pasta and cheese. Yummy!

  5. says

    Classy is overrated. Your gratin looks like just the ticket for a chilly autumn night, and using frozen tortellini is right up my street. Love those individual baking dishes too!


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