We've seen rain too many days, now, which has made any attempts at working around the homestead stop. I guess our visitors may have enjoyed that reprieve. We all cozied up in a warm house and watched movies. They got out of here, just in time to drive home in rain and hail.
I got out to the garden for a few dry minutes, just to check on the newly planted babies. Only 1 broccoli looked like it was having a few problems standing up to the rain and winds. Got 'er covered. The chickens were a little miffed that I didn't let them out in that weather, but I'm taking no chances on having chickens with pneumonia.
I decided to spend yesterday making freezer meals, as a warm kitchen seemed preferable to a cold garden.
Found this ravioli lasagna recipe on Pinterest. I've already made this with cheese ravioli and now I'm trying the beef. It freezes in 2-serving 4 x 8 foil pans, just perfect for us. Just brown hamburger and add diced onions. Add jarred spaghetti sauce. I throw in a jar of canned diced tomatoes, too, but it's not in the recipe. Then, I shred up some Monterey Jack, Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and layer the ingredients.
There are just enough raviolis to get 3 pans done, each with 2 layers. I froze 2 and we had the other for dinner. It was good, but I think I'll always use the cheese raviolis from now, on. We liked the creamier filling more.
Lasagna, garlic bread and wine and we were set for the cold night.
However, I hear the call of the garden so, I'm hoping that the warmer days return, soon.