Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Toasted Ravioli

Cooking seriously is such a huge passion of mine, and I'm loving the fact that I actually have time to do it again!  I know that I eventually need to get back out into the working world, and I plan to, but it's not going to stop me from enjoying the free time that I have right now. 

Not only have I been cooking a lot more lately, but I've also been feeling creative and doing other projects too.  I've really been wanting a front table for the entryway of our home, but didn't want to pay a lot, so I finally decided I would just make one.  I originally got the idea for the table, while looking at this picture here, and then followed tips on this helpful website, which provided me step by step directions on how to distress wood.  My finished table only cost $40 dollars to make!  (But I already had the paint leftover from another project, otherwise it would have cost just a little more)

Once the table was done though, I knew that I needed to decorate it, which meant a new project!  As you can see from the pictures, it's still a work in progress.  However, after visiting my sister in Las Vegas, and stealing the idea from her, I decided to make a piece of nail art to display on the bottom shelf.  I settled on an outline of Michigan, with a heart over where Grand Rapids would be, because that's my hometown and where I spent 25 years of my life.  No matter what, a piece of me will always consider it home.

So, that's how I've been spending my time lately.  Anyway....back to today's recipe, Toasted Ravioli.  Not only is this a quick, easy, and healthy meal, but it must be pretty darn good too, because my husband ended up eating the entire batch.  (You may need to double the recipe if you have more than two people you plan to serve)

Toasted Ravioli

Makes 10-12 Ravioli's
1 package Buitoni spicy beef and sausage ravioli (any kind would work)
1 egg
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Marinara sauce
Parmesan cheese
Parsley (for garnish)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, then place an oven safe rack on top of a baking sheet; set aside.

Using a large pot, cook the ravioli according to the package directions.  Drain the water and set the prepared ravioli’s aside.

Now, get out two small bowls and in one bowl, crack and whisk the egg.  Then, in the other bowl, place the bread crumbs.

After that, you will take a ravioli piece and dip it into the egg mixture until both sides are well coated.  Then, dip it into the bread crumbs, making sure to flip the ravioli over, if needed.  Both sides of the ravioli should be well coated with crumbs before placing it onto the rack of the baking sheet.  Repeat these steps with the remaining ravioli pieces.

Place the baking sheet, with the ravioli’s, into the oven for 3-4 minutes.  Remove the sheet from the oven, flip the ravioli’s over, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Once the ravioli is done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese and parsley.  Serve with a side of marinara sauce and enjoy!

Adapted from Budget Savvy Diva


Meredith said...

I love your entry table...would love to know exactly how you made it! :)

Jamie said...


Thank you so much! It was actually super easy to make. I didn't follow any specific directions on how to piece the table together, I just saw something similar on pinterest and did my own thing. The first thing we did is measured out how long we wanted the table, and then went to the hardware store. For the sides and top we used 2X6's, and for the molding around the front, we used 1x1 boards. We pieced it together using tan screws (I can't remember the length of the screws exactly, just go by sight) To weather the wood though, I used this site
I hope this information helps.

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