1 lb. fresh or frozen cheese tortellini
1 cup frozen peas
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 bunch flat-leaf spinach (about six cups)
1 medium beefsteak tomato, coarsely chopped
1 grilled chicken breast
1 lemon's worth of finely grated lemon zest and juice
Salt and pepper
Cook the tortellini according to the package directions, adding the peas during the last minute of cooking. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the spinach and tomato and cook, tossing occasionally, until the spinach is wilted and the tomato begins to soften, 4 to 5 minutes more. Add the tortellini, peas, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to taste, and toss to combine.
Frozen Mamas directions
Defrost the bag with all of the ingredients but keep the tortellini bag frozen. Chop chicken up into bite size pieces and microwave until heated through. Follow directions above, adding the chicken, plus salt and pepper, in the last step.