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Creamy Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Join Kortnie Brockwalder as she discusses mobile hospitality! She delves into the logistics for meal deliveries including everything from a variety of menus to how to pack the items. Kortnie shares ideas on how to make the meal special and how to prep ahead in bulk to save time later. You'll hear how she writes down menus for future use and how her kids jump in and help. Everyone knows someone in need - a family who just had a baby, a person recovering from a recent hospital stay, the list goes on. This is an episode you don't want to miss! We're so glad you're here!

I like to add 1 pound ground Italian sausage (Shredded chicken would be great too!) and zucchini. Grated provolone could be used as a substitute for the Parmesan. Bacon would be delicious as well.

(Note from Bess: This soup is AMAZING! Once I added the sausage and zucchini, I felt like the soup needed more broth as well. I added a bit more tomato paste, cream, and broth. Add until it has the ratio of broth to veggies/meat that you prefer. I also substituted more broth for the white wine. We didn't miss it even though wine would be delicious as well.)

Serve with:

Sides -


Roasted Carrots (optional)- carrots, extra-virgin olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic - Roast at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes.

Dessert -

Double Chocolate Brownies



2 boxes Ghiradelli double chocolate brownie mix

Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Powdered sugar

Serve with:

Vanilla ice cream


1. Mix two boxes, as directed and pour into an 8"x8" pan for extra tall brownies. Sprinkle mini semi-sweet chocolate chips on top before baking. Use cast-iron or glass pan. Disposable foil pan doesn't work as well.

2. Cook at same temperature as recommended on box. Brownies will take close to an hour to be done. Check every so often so you don't over-bake. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Double Chocolate Brownies
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Drinks -

Adult drinks (wine, beer, hard seltzers, LaCroix)

Kid Drinks (bottle of apple cider, juice boxes)

Extras -

Breakfast for the morning or lactation bites (sometimes) - No-Bake Lactation Bites

Other great delivery meal ideas and recipes:

Baked Ziti, breadsticks, & salad ( I also add Italian sausage here too!)

Sesame Chicken, rice & Asian salad (or roasted carrots)

Easy French Dip Sliders & chips (Pizza sliders for the kids!)

Bulk Pie Crust Recipe

I also had to include this recipe that makes about 15 pie crusts! Toss the crusts in the freezer and make your next pie baking day a breeze.



3 pounds butter or Crisco

5 pounds flour

4 cups ice water

2 tablespoons salt


1. Mix salt into flour in a large bowl.

2. Cut butter/Crisco into flour mix until it resembles fine crumbs.

3. Pour ice water over the entire mixture.

4. Mix until thoroughly blended.

5. Divide into 15 (285g) balls. 

6. Toss in the freezer!

Bulk Pie Crust Recipe
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