2 (9 oz each) packages refrigerated cheese ravioli (I used half a large bag of frozen ravioli from Costco)
1 (8 oz) package baby bells mushrooms, sliced
1 (4 oz) package gourmet blend mushrooms, sliced
2 Tablespoons olive oil (or butter)
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/2 cup butter
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Method: Cook and drain pasta to package directions. Meanwhile, cook all mushrooms in a large skillet over medium high heat for 8 minutes or until tender and browned. Gently stir mushrooms into cooked pasta. Sprinkle chives over top.
Melt butter in skillet, add garlic and cook until butter begins to brown slightly. Drizzle garlic browned butter over ravioli and mushrooms, stir gently to coat. Serve immediately.
I served this with a simple spinach salad with sliced strawberries and oranges, a drizzle of olive oil and a fresh-squeezed lime. (A kid favorite here!)
Since it has been bitterly cold here we indulged in comfort dessert. I made a maple walnut pound cake with maple cream cheese icing and homemade coffee pudding. I will share those recipes soon!
*Several years ago, I subscribed to the emeals menu planner. Initially I overused the plan, spending more money than we needed and making more food than we could eat. That defeated the purpose, which of course was to help save money. I never unsubscribed and would occasionally use ideas to incorporate into our menu. My husband and I have entered the new year geared up to take Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey’s financial class with our church, and I am trying to utilize the menu planner for what it can do for our family. While my personal creativity prevents me from sticking one hundred percent to any meal planner, I’m excited about seeing if following a pre-prepared menu plannin service really helps save time and money. I also generally slightly adapt any recipe I’m using so the recipes I share here might vary slightly from the recipe I’m following.
All the main dishes come with a side dish or salad recipe as well. I do switch from plan to plan, vegan, vegetarian, clean eating, and currently I am using the Mediterranean plan. They have an amazing selection of plans, including paleo, kid-friendly, budget-friendly, heart healthy, portion control, low calorie, diabetes, etc. You can choose between a menu for two or a family of four to six and they offer lunch and dessert plans as well. To learn more, visit the emeals website here.