Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Weeknight Ravioli Bake For A Very Special Week

Today was a very special day.  One that has been in the waiting for many years.  After three years, three states and three orthodontists, our twins got their braces off today.  Hallelujah!!!!!!!  They have waited a very long time for these perfectly straight pearly whites that they have tonight.

If my teens didn't check themselves out enough in the mirror before, they are having a lot of fun doing it everywhere they turn now.  I think they are just in shock though, not remembering what their teeth looked like before all the metal, wiring, banding and rubber bands.

After a morning and afternoon full of orthodontist and dental appointments, their teeth had a once over (or two) today.  So tonight I made the easiest dish ever and our new favorite ravioli ensemble.

First layer of ravioli, cheese and sauce.

Second it all over again.

Ready for the oven.

Finished product with garlic croissants and pinot noir.
Weeknight Ravioli Bake
Courtesy of Kraft Recipes

(1) 24 oz. Jar of  Spaghetti or Marinara Sauce
(1) Can (14 oz.) Diced Tomatoes, Undrained
(2) Packages (1 lb. each) Your Favorite Frozen Ravioli
(1) Package (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Italian Five Cheese or Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray 13x9 baking dish with non-stick spray.

Mix spaghetti sauce, tomatoes;  spoon 1 cup into bottom of baking dish.

Layer half the ravioli and 1 cup shredded cheese over sauce. Top with remaining ravioli and sauce.  Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese;  cover.

Hint:  To keep the foil from sticking to the sauce and cheese, spray the underside of foil with non-stick spray.

Bake 45 minutes or until heated through, (uncovering after 30 minutes and add the parmesan for the last 15 minutes).  Let stand 10 minutes.

Tonight we toasted our girls' new smiles with Mark West Pinot Noir.  Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. I seem to notice that any picture with a bottle of wine in it, is in fact half-empty!


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