Here's a really good recipe for a large pot of soup that only takes minutes to put together. I hope you will try it soon...You can always either cut the recipe in half if it looks like too much, or try freezing part of it.
1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
5-6 fresh garlic cloves, chopped
1/2-1 cup dry white wine
2 - 48 oz. cans low-fat, low sodium chicken broth
1-28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1-9 oz. bag fresh spinach, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. dry sweet basil (rub between palms to crush)
1 tsp. chili powder
2 - 16 oz. bags tortellini, either frozen or dry
1-2 Tbsp. butter
Parmesan cheese for garnish
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat, add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in the wine, tomatoes, broth, and seasonings and bring to a boil. Cook for two minutes. Add tortellini and cook for six minutes. Add chopped spinach and cook till it wilts, about a minute. Add butter and cook till it melts. Serve immediately with Parmesan cheese and crusty bread and butter.