Friday, September 17, 2010

An Italian Hoop-de-doo Recipe

The reasons are endless but just look at them. There wild and wonderful and

One of the great things about daughters is all the things you can share. From closets to secrets to health and beauty ideas. And certainly recipes!

Here's one I made for my Monday night Bible study group this week. I got it from Julie (far right) who lives in Colorado. A good recipe exchange is only a phone call or email away between the two of us.

Not only did it smell fabulous and look beautiful - it tasted GREAT!! The best part is I made it the night before and then put it in the oven from the fridge. So easy!!

Here's what you need:
2 cans petite diced tomatoes (you can use the flavored kind if you want)
1 bag of chopped frozen spinach in the bag not the box
1 bag of frozen ravioli - meat or cheese; colored or not
2 cups of fresh grated parmesan cheese (grate your own or buy the tub, DON'T use the canned kind)
Fresh or dried basil, S&P, fresh or jar minced garlic, oregano

Here's what you do:
Pour first can of tomatoes in the bottom of a cake pan. Add garlic. Sprinkle chopped spinach over that. Salt and pepper generously. Lay the ravioli over that. Take 1/2 the parm cheese that you have mixed with basil and oregano. Spread it on top of the frozen ravioli. Then just repeat the layers. Tomatoes/garlic/s&p/spinach/ravioli/cheese. Put some diced fresh tomatoes on top if you have some. Drizzle a lot of olive oil over the whole thing. Either bake immediately or refrigerate and then bake.

We served it with a nice soft loaf of French bread and dipping oil.

There was not a spec left. Delicious and I'm thinking pretty healthy too!!

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