Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What's Cooking?

It's no secret that around here my husband is the king of the kitchen. I don't like to cook, don't want to cook, and I'm very happy to leave that aspect of our lives to Hubby. However, there are some nights that it's very convenient to have dinner ready when Hubby comes home from work (like tonight when I'm watching baby C). So, I have turned to our crockpot. I am absolutely determined to find recipes that are easy, quick, cheap, and tasty. I've attempted only one so far - Applesauce Chicken (insert gagging sounds here). It was terrible.

Today is my second attempt. After my last failure, I joined a Crockpot Moms group on cafemom.com. I'm making their Crockpot Ravioli recipe (posted below). They rated it a 10, and it looks pretty simple. As a bonus, I'm pretty sure even Pinky will eat this one. So far it smells really good, and it tasted pretty good when I sampled it. I'm just hoping it doesn't end up a soggy mess and that it isn't finished too early!

I'll post later to let you know our thoughts on this one.

Crockpot Ravioli
1 (25 ounce) bag cheese ravioli
1 (26 ounce) jar pasta sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
2-3 teaspoons red pepper flakes
Italian spices and other seasonings to taste
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
(I also added sliced mushrooms and crushed garlic to the sauce and doubled the recipe so we would have leftovers)

Pour about half of the pasta sauce in the bottom of crockpot. Add frozen ravioli. Pour additional pasta sauce, tomato sauce, and red pepper over ravioli. Sprinkle Italian seasonings over sauces. Sprinkle cheese on top. Turn crockpot on low and cook for 4-5 hours (until ravioli are tender)

UPDATE: Okay, this is definitely a hit! Pinky had 3 bowls. 3!! We won't count how many Hubby and I had...

1 comment:

mamapj said...

Hey bme/hez...this recipe sounds wonderful...the thing about cooking is that you are bound to fail eventually. Even the best cooks in the world fail eventually. But remember, "that which does not kill us will make us stronger." Failing at recipes is so very essential to making good cooks, because you learn what does and doesn't work. Think of it as a learning experience that you keep getting better at...I am hoping to someday eat one of your home cooked meals, which I know that I will absolutely love...mamapj

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