So it comes as no surprise that Noah has been waiting for today (National Tortellini Day) for weeks. (Side note, he has also reminded me every time we are at a grocery store that this month is National Sweet Potato month and that he would really like sweet potatoes) Every time we've gone to the store he asks if we can get tortellini. I keep reminding him gently that we have to save it to February 13th to celebrate. Yesterday, he said to me "Mom, this is the coolest week ever - today is paczki day, tomorrow is tortellini day and Thursday is Valentine's day!"
To make today extra special for Noah I decided to let him make dinner tonight! I had recently run across a recipe for making ravioli in the crock pot and knew that I could swap out the ravioli for tortellini tonight and that Noah could very easily put it together. His step by step tutorial follows for anyone interested ;-)
Can't wait for Valentine's Day tomorrow - I promise you won't want to miss what I turn out ;-) Until then...
Add the tortellini
Add the sauce
Turn on the crock pot
Sprinkle on the cheese 20 minutes before serving
Not to be left out, Mikayla wanted to help by setting the table