At the time, the sun was shining and I was all la-di-dah, we don't need no stinkin' TV, we just need sunshine and swimming lessons and green, green grass.
(I was high on sunlight. And a bit of a moron.)
But times change, and now I am all, I need my TV to keep me company - wah wah wah - until my Dad said he would set me up, just in time for the election coverage.
I decided to make something like our friends had served us recently, a cheeky lasagna, made with raviolis.
I would have preferred to assemble dinner before my Grandma loomed nearby, asking me why I wasn't measuring things, or wondering if I had the Thanksgiving menu figured out yet.
But it came together just fine, unlike this sorry fast post, and it got rave reviews, all around.
Ravioli Lasagna, mama milton style
2 family size bags of raviolis (we chose simple cheese, because my kids like that best.)
1 jar of vodka marinara sauce (I lurve, yes, lurve - don't judge - Trader Joe's brand)
a couple of cups of mozzarella cheese
a couple of cups of chicken (or spinach or tofu, if you swing veggie)
- Boil up those tender raviolis and put to the side as you heat your oven at 375.
- Run your knife through cooked chicken, until you have bite sized pieces. I did the same to a cup of artichoke hearts, because everything is better with a little heart.
- Layer your lasagna: Sauce, raviolis, meat or spinach mixture, cheese. Repeat 3x in a large casserole dish.
- I sprinkled a little oregano and basil and Parmesan cheese on mine and slapped it in the oven for 15 minutes, heating it through.
- I served it with salad and garlic bread. It's always a marvel when my Grandma and kids want seconds of the same dish. I think this easy meal is a winner.
And then I have leaves to rake and words - OH THE MANY WORDS I OWE NANO - to write.