Ahhh... Thanksgiving has come and gone and our refrigerators are packed with turkey, stuffing (OR dressing), gravy, something green bean-y and cranberry sauce. Notice I did NOT say "pie" OR "mashed potatoes." Pie and mashed potatoes are always the first things to go in our house! I think our daughters sneak portions into their rooms to nibble on during the night because those two yummies in particular always go first no matter how much I make! I made two pies and ten pounds of organic mashed potatoes! Go figure? Maybe I should check under my pillow in case I walked in my sleep!
This year's Thanksgiving was a little different. This year I packed several days worth of Thanksgiving Day meals into shiny metal boxes and sent them home with our daughter to feast on over the coming week at college. There is something very gratifying about packing up a substantial amount of food and sending it home with your child who is away at school. 'At least you know they will eat well for a few days in a row.' You think to yourself as you pack and shove ungodly amounts of turkey and stuffing into too small containers while you secretly (well not so secretly NOW) think at least it's out of my house! (Sorry honey...)
Since we celebrated Thanksgiving late, I have only had one meal of leftovers but tonight's dinner will also be leftovers. By the time I (and most of you) get to day three of leftovers, I am a little "leftover-ed out!" So today's recipe offering of Ravioli Lasagna is meant as a sort of rescue meal. Ravioli Lasagna will save you from both having to go to too much effort in the kitchen and another turkey dinner! Most of you are a day or two ahead of me, as far as leftovers are concerned, so I hope the combination of easy cooking and the soft pillows of cheesy, saucy ravioli are a treat for your palette. At least there is NO more turkey!
I will be making my Mary's Kitchen Ravioli Lasagna Tuesday, November 29th on WFMZ Television! In the mean time, visit my Recipes page for the recipe.
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