Friday, September 3, 2010

Veggie Ravioli Bake

I have a lot of stuff in my pantry. A LOT if you include my freezer stuff. So some weeks, I just have to buy produce. And I'll aimlessly throw things into the cart at Earthfare until it's full of yummy vegetableness. Then I get home and I have no idea what to do with it all before it goes bad. Out of necessity comes invention...

Veggie Ravioli Bake
from me!
Serves 2
  • 2 servings frozen ravioli (about 30 pieces)
  • 1 large or 2 small zucchini, chopped 
  • 4 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup Italian blend cheese

Cook the ravioli to package directions. Steam the zucchini halfway; do not let it get soggy!. Always buy whole mushrooms and chop them yourself. They're normally the same price and they're normally so much fresher than pre-cut ones. And it only takes a minute to chop them...

Lay the ravioli in a single layer in a baking dish. Top with mushrooms, zucchini and then pasta sauce. 

Cover with foil and bake at 350° F for 15 minutes. Remove the foil, top with the cheese and put back in the oven for 5 minutes.

Enjoy! Super easy and pretty good if I do say so myself. Not so much the second time when I used yellow squash instead of zucchini. I didn't think it would make a difference but it did. The zucchini is heartier than the yellow squash, I guess.

Nutritional Information (for half): 339 calories / 7.5 g fat / 6.7 g fiber

Lately, I've been thinking how much I want to create my own layout. I hate having to depend on someone else's layout and I recently noticed that there's no button to go to "older posts" (WTF?!) which is super annoying. So I was thinking about what I would do for a header...and then I realized how much I would love to pose in my apron and a chef's hat, which of course had my searching for chef's hats. There's a plain one at Sam's for like 3 bucks but the one I really want...

OMG, right?! I about died when I saw this hat. Beyond adorable! I was going to make a picture header with that picture I had in mind and then several pictures of the food, which is the real star here, we all know that. Any ideas?? And remember, I really don't want to spend money (other than the chef's hat!) and would prefer to create it myself...:)

Have a great FOOTBALL filled weekend!! Until next time! ♥


Corinne said...

I'm not that creative so unfortunately I don't have any suggestions, but I wanted to comment and say that the ravioli dish looks amazing - I'm going to have to try that out next week! Yuummmm

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