We’re working out the nursing issues. New ones are orienting. Nights are covered. But during the day it’s just me and the Hero, and lemme tell ya, this kid is a full time job. There isn’t time for anything but keeping this kid going.
Dinners around here have been of the quick and easy variety. It’d be great if a fist full of dining out gift cards magically appeared, but the odds of that are zilch……so I’m working on my 15 minute cheap and easy meal skills.
Quick and Easy Ravioli Lasagna fits the bill.
The original recipe calls for mozzarella and parmesan cheese. I had this three blend of cheese on hand, along with about 1.2 a container of ricotta that needed to be used up, so that’s what I made do with.
The sauce is a .67 bottle of Ragu after sale and coupon. The ravioli is from Costco.
Spread 1 cup of the sauce mixture (sauce mixture is 3 cups sauce and 1/2 cup water) in the baking dish. Top with 1/2 of the ravioli, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1 cup sauce mixture. Top with the remaining ravioli and sauce mixture. Cover the baking dish. (I used what I had on hand.)
I added a final bit of ricotta to the top and then the mixed blend of cheese.
Cover with foil and into the oven it goes!
Bake at 350 until everything is hot and bubbly.
I served it with sliced cucumbers (quicker than a salad) and garlic bread made with the FREE hotdog buns I got from the day old bread store.
This recipe fed TEN adult appetites easily with enough left over for two of my kids to take for lunch the next day. So while the ravioli was a bit pricey it fed a ton of people with enough for lunches the next day.
What are your go-to meals when things get nuts at your house? I could use some new ideas. I’m gonna need them!