Thursday, December 27, 2012

Easy Lunch

Felt like something other than a sandwich for lunch today. I knew I did not want to go out for fast food because it is bitter cold outside. The other day, at Costco, I picked up some Chicken Mozzarella Ravioli & it was staring at me from the fridge. So, I took 8 out of the package & put the rest in the freezer for later.  Then, I followed the directions on the package: 3-4 minutes in salted boiling water. Not good enough for me. I then moved them to a pan with melted butter & olive oil & garlic & black pepper & sauteed them to a beautiful golden brown. This was so delicious, I just had to share. It is in my plans to make my own fresh pasta, including ravioli, but this will definitely suffice in a pinch.

Christmas Dinner

So this year, Ed decided he wanted beef tenderloin for our Christmas dinner. Who am I to say no? So, I made a beef tenderloin, roasted red potatoes with onions & roasted brussel sprouts & mushrooms. So yummy. The tenderloin turned out perfect. I was pretty proud of myself, as this was the first one I had made. I followed, sort of, Rachael Ray's recipe. Started the oven out at 500 degrees fro 10 minutes & then dropped it down to 375 degrees for another 40 minutes.  What did I get? A perfect medium rare.