20 02 2010

I have to say that lately my food choices are fair. Not great…  I have to watch what I buy because I have to carry it home on my back or in the insulated grocery bag that I have.

I had to get groceries the other night. And I’ve been trying to figure out what I can buy that won’t weigh a ton, but will make a decent dinner, and also leave me with some leftovers for the next few days.

And I found the perfect recipe. I used to make this at My Living Room on Sundays sometimes for my co-workers & some friends. It’s super easy, can be adjusted to make more or less as needed, and I figured I may as well share it here…

My sister came up with this while my parents were visiting her a while back. They didn’t want to go out to dinner, so she used what she had at home. I’ve named it Lili’s Ravioli…

This cost me less than $15 to buy all of the ingredients, including the seasoning, which I had run out of.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound chicken, cooked with Italian seasoning – I usually buy the tenderloins rather than the full breasts

I got this at Whole Foods for just $1.99!

  • 1 jar Marinara sauce (any one is fine, just not one with meat or meat flavoring.) I usually get this one:

  • 1 bag cheese ravioli (I just get whatever is on sale in the frozen section)

  • 1 large bag shredded mozzarella cheese, or  italian blend

  • Cut the cooked chicken in to bite sized pieces. I usually cut it and then shred some of it as I put things together to make it less chunky & distribute the chicken throughout the whole dish.
  • Prepare ravioli according to package directions & drain. (Note: these suckers are HOT! be careful when you get to the next step!)
  • In an 8×8 baking dish (or larger if you’re making more), layer sauce, ravioli & chicken until all ingredients are used. You might end up with a few left over raviolis

  • Top with cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese on top is melted and dish is heated through.

Yummy!! I also took a Ciabatta roll I had picked up at Whole foods and made some garlic bread.

Time for dinner! Woo hoo!




One response

21 02 2010
Michael Sorg

And…forwarded to my kitchen commando wife…

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