I realized recently that I have posted nary a recipe since my bariatric surgery in April 2017. It’s not that we stopped eating, nor that we have stopped trying new recipes. I just haven’t been as into food since my surgery, if that makes any sense. I haven’t thought about it as much. I just show up to the meal, and I eat, and then I leave the table and leave the food behind. Except, with the flare up of my food addiction over the last six months, I sort of obsessed about some foods night and day, but those … Read more
I am super busy, working 40 hours a week as a Project Manager in addition to blogging, homeschooling, and attempting to do something along the lines of keeping up a home. I don’t say this to brag about my busy-ness or to say that I’m busier than you, because I expect that you’re just as busy. No one I know has time to spare. Joe and I work together really well, but we don’t have extra time to spend on meal preparation. We squeak out the moments we can when we can, and we always eat, but long everything from … Read more
Several times over the last few years, Joe and I have tried to switch to whole grain pasta. There are so many reasons to switch. Whole grains are healthier in general. The USDA’s MyPlate guidelines recommend making at least half of your grains whole grains. Whole grains contain more fiber than processed grains, and there is some evidence they can improve cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, our switch to whole grain pasta has not, to this point, gone very well. The whole wheat pasta we’ve tried has always been strange. Its texture has been off, sometimes excessively chewy or gritty. We’ve tried … Read more
I’m seeing zucchini recipes everywhere lately. I love seeing how other people use them during this time of year when they’re coming out our ears. We’ve eaten enough zucchini this summer to make us green. Zucchini eggs. Zucchini muffins. Zucchini cake. Cheese stuffed zucchini. Chicken and cheese stuffed zucchini. Zucchini with pasta and chicken. Pasta primavera. Zucchini bake. Veggie lasagna. Ratatouille. Batter-dipped zucchini. Pan fried zucchini. Grilled zucchini. I’m sure we’ve eaten it other ways, too, but I can’t remember them all. I made up this recipe to use some of our glut of the fabulous vegetable after we tired … Read more
The last time we went to the beach, we came home to a dead garden. It had been quite hot during the week we were gone, and the plants simply baked. We wanted to keep our fledgling garden alive when we went to the beach this year, especially in light of the dozens of tomato and squash blossoms emerging in the days before we left. It wasn’t an easy task, but Joe installed a sprinkler and a timer set for 6:30 am every day. It wasn’t easy because the water hook-up on the outside of the house leaks, and Joe … Read more
We eat this baked ravioli for dinner on many weeknights. It’s a quick and easy meal that can be tossed together and thrown in the oven in under ten minutes. It takes a half hour to cook, and we can spend that time playing with Gracie while it’s in the oven.
It’s comfort food, it’s delicious, and it’s fairly healthy.quick and easy baked ravioli
What’s not to love?
Quick and Easy Baked Ravioli