Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cocooning...

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.



2 comments:

  1. Do you boil the ravioli first, then put it into the containers and freeze it? LL

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  2. No. Just thaw them overnight in the refrig. Using frozen raviolis saves me time boiling noodles and mixing up the ricotta mix. Just layer sauce, cheeses and raviolis.

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