Sticking with the theme of kid-approved meals, tonight Lisa prepared a baked ravioli dish. I'll be honest, I loved walking in from work (about an hour later than I intended to) and being smacked in the face with the smells from this dish. It filled up the house and added a level of anticipation that's hard to describe. I walked upstairs to greet the girls and they were talking about the smell and how they couldn't wait to eat.
About the dish; pretty simple! Lisa layered frozen beef ravioli, Classico 4-Cheese pasta sauce and then Italian style shredded cheese blend. Then you add a second round of the ravioli, pasta sauce, and top it with more cheese. Cover with foil and bake 400° for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, take the foil off and bake another 10-15 minutes; let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Doesn't that look good?!!! The girls didn't have to be told twice to come to the table. The girls ate it up just like that while Lisa and I garnished with a little parsley. To complete the meal, Lisa's mom had told her about New York Bakery Garlic Knots. Yum...boy are those dangerous!!! Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) Lisa only made one for each of us. I could have easily had 3 or 4 of those! They are 130 calories each.
And then to give you a true picture of "dinner with the Browns", here are the twins chowing down as we talked about our day at work and school.