|slicing into it!|
|All baked and browned!|
|Mom was my froster|
I also made an appetizer that was kind of spur of the moment; I was worrying that I was taking too long to get dinner done, and I had recently pinned a recipe that I knew I had all the ingredients for, so I gave it a shot: oven toasted ravioli. They were very easy and surprisingly delicious. You just take frozen ravioli and defrost them, then dip them in egg and milk wash, and then bread crumbs and parmesan, and bake. That's it! I served them with some tomato sauce that I added some basil and oregano to, and everyone loved them. Rachael said they were the best thing I've ever made, which is great since they were so easy. I should say one reason why I think they were so great, though: Mark and I made our own bread crumbs! We were out, and instead of going to buy some, I knew we had some old crusty bread and a brand spanking new food processor, so we gave it a try. We sliced the bread and processed it, and it was turned into crumbs in no time. Then, since the recipe called for Italian bread crumbs, I found a recipe that gave me the spices to mix in, and Mark whipped them up for me. We had to bake them for 10 minutes, and then they were done! I really think they made the raviolis even better, and I might never buy bread crumbs again.
|photo credit: Susie!|
Last but certainly not least, we made pizzas for dinner. I made my usual dough, courtesy of Bobby Flay's recipe. Mark was mostly in charge of the pizza making; he does a great job flipping the dough up in the air and everything. I think our best pizza (we made four!) was with sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Mmmmmm! Our pizzas got rave reviews.
I also heated up the remnants of my soup from the other night and it was a huge hit yet again. I even got rid of a couple more bread bowls :)
oven toasted ravioli
Italian bread crumbs