Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Heart Attacks and Baked Raviolis

Why hello there. It's me, Kat. Do you remember me? I know...it's been a while. But good news--I have a new laptop so I'm hoping that means more frequent posts. I've seriously been computer-free for like a week (maybe even longer...I don't know, you start to lose track of days after a while). I'm going through withdrawal here and I missed you guys! But baby I'm back. And I don't really have a whole lot to blog about either. Let's see...what's happening in my world? Oh yeah, my brother Chris (who is 38) just had a heart attack. Talk about unbelievable. So they did a heart cath on him today and there were no blockages (thankfully). Get this--he has a abscessed tooth and that's what they think caused the heart attack. Sheesh. Can you believe that? So needless-to-say, I've brushed my teeth like 27 times today. Okay, not really. But can you SERIOUSLY BELIEVE THAT??? A jacked up tooth almost made my brother die. MAN. So I made some raviolis to take to him, his wife and family tomorrow. (how ya like that transition?)


I've never been a huge fan of ravioli before. I don't know...there's something about overcooked wet pasta that you dump some sauce on that's never been really appealing to me. But my friend suggested I try baked ravioli. And what can I say--it's pretty bangin'. Super easy and really quite delicious. All I did was brown some ground beef, throw some sauce in the bottom of a 9x9 pan, alternating layers of sauce, meat, (still frozen) raviolis, and put a healthy serving of mozzarella on top. Cover it with foil, bake for 30 min. at 400, take the foil off and bake a couple more minutes uncovered. I also made a pan for us too. Ours was gluten free but totally delicious (and believe me, I was skeptical). I'm totally diggin' this sauce lately. It's a great pizza sauce (someday I'll share my pizza dough recipe...yum) in addition to pasta dishes (as I found out tonight). I usually add some brown sugar to my sauces, but this one is great as is. I highly recommend it.

 

This was the GF ravioli I used. Delish. Bonus points--I got it at a discount grocery store for only $1.49. One pack fed my family. A cheap AND delicious meal?? Sign me up!


So there ya have it--from heart attack to baked raviolis all in one post. Told ya I'm back;) 

2 comments:

  1. That is very scary! Glad you're brother is okay. I've made the baked ravioli before and even added a unfrozen/drained spinach layer. My oldest enjoys "toasted raviolis." It's usually served as an appetizer, but he liked it so much he wanted it as his birthday dinner.

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  2. Wow! Glad your brother is ok. That is crazy weird! I'll have to try this raviolis recipe. I too, am not found of the traditional method of cooking/eating it.

    p.s. WELCOME BACK!

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