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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ravioli Linky Party #10

I fell in love with this.  It's so simple.  I got both of these recipes at cooking class taught by LeAnn Poloni Whitesides.

Homemade Ravioli
1 package frozen beef ravioli  (the recipe called for 2, but I felt like one was enough for our family)
1-2 jars spaghetti sauce or you can make your own simple sauce (see below)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
grated Parmesan or asiago cheese

Heat oven to 350*  Spray bottom and sides of 9 x 13" dish with cooking spray.

Put a thin layer of sauce on bottom of dish.  Arrange half of the frozen ravioli in a single layer over the sauce; top with half of the remaining pasta sauce and 1 cup of the mozzarella.  Repeat layers.
Pour 1/4 cup of water along the sides of the dish.  Cover with foil and bake 60 minutes.  Remove foil and sprinkle Parmesan cheese and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.  Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

You could do the same thing with tortellini and Alfredo sauce for a different version. 


Simple Sauce
2 tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cans whole tomatoes   (use scissors and cut up in can)
2 tsp chicken base or bouillon cubes/  or you could use a slash of wine.
1 tsp basil or taste
parsley
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
1 T tomato paste
1/2 tsp sugar
could add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally until softened.  Add at the very end.  Crush the tomatoes and other ingredients.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until sauce is thick and reduced (about 1/2 an hour).  Set aside.  Adjust seasonings.
Note: If sauce tastes a little bitter add 1/2 tsp baking soda

For the "drinky" this week try a nice glass of wine.  Feel free to comment on your favorites below!

Last weeks linky winner is Whole Food Mom on a Budget's pumpkin-almond-flour-waffles
Thanks for linking up!
I'm really sorry I still haven't created a brag button for winning.  I just started a new job last week and so life has been a little hectic for me.



Monday, November 4, 2013

Linky #9

I learned a new way to "cook" mushrooms.  It's quick and easy too.

I had never heard of peeling mushrooms, but after thinking, it seems like a good idea considering that your not supposed to wash them... at least not drench them.

All you need for this is a small bottle of zesty Italian or vidial onion dressing and about a pound of mushrooms.

Bring your dressing to a gentle boil in a sauce pan and add your mushrooms for 1 minute.
Pour them out in a bowl and serve.

In all honesty they basically taste like salad dressing on a mushroom, but they're not bad!
Hope you enjoy this quick & easy idea!

For the drinky this week try cherry slush! Its one of my grandmas good old recipes. 
4pkg cherry koolaide
1 cup OJ concentrate
4-5 cups sugar
Freeze, then pour 7-up over to serve.

Last week's linky winner was made from pinterest DIY cupcake holder
Thanks for linking up!  I love the cute turkey on top.  It brings back a lot of childhood memories for me.

101 after school snacks

I personally hate it when I click on some link titled "101..." and it's only like 20.  So I counted these and there really are 101 ideas.  It took me a long time to come up with this, and it's not the greatest list- but it gets you thinking anyway...  Enjoy!

carrots
mini carmle apple pie
quesodillia
egg rolls
mini pizzas
cereal
toast with jam
scrambled eggs
apple
banana
10
cucumber
celery and peanut butter or cheese whiz
saltine crackers
grapes
nachos
olives
ramen noodles
mac n cheese
granola bar
cookie
20
muffin
string cheese
yogurt
orange
chicken nuggets
PB&J
grilled cheese
sunflower seeds
strawberries
gold fish crackers
30
pickles
fruit snacks
mini marshmallows
rice krispy treats
peaches
hard boiled eggs
rolled up lunch meat
graham crackers
popcorn
ham & cheese salad
40
broccoli
blueberries
watermelon
cantaloupe
honey dew
jello
pudding
ice cream
fresh peas
bagel
50
check mix
chocolate chips
pretzel
left overs
cereal bar
chocolate milk
oreos
chips and salsa
hot dog
pepperonis
60
jerky
bread
pineapple
cottage cheese
marshmallow- brown sugar popcorn
     1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. butter 9-10 marshmallows 12 c. popcorn.
Microwave brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes. Add marshmallows.
Microwave until melted, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn.
nutella
peanuts
fresh sliced tomatoes with salt & pepper
avocados
oyster crackers
70
Cheetos
applesauce
pumpkin seeds
cashews
genius cakes
raspberries
licorice
bite size candy bars
pepper strips in dip
cherries
80
smoothies
Cheese and crackers packs
cinnamon toast
Egg salad sandwich
chicken salad sandwich
almonds
kiwi
Bacon
corn dogs or pig in a blanket
pancakes
90
pizza rolls
pears
BLT
can of soup
spaghettio's
raisins
fish sticks
pickle bunny bites
cherry tomatoes
100
red neck dessert

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