I have been reading Traveling Oma's blog for several weeks now. It always takes me back to good childhood memories. In particular this post, in which I left comments thanking her for making me reach into my memory bank.
Ever since, I have been thinking about "old times". I have a fairly large family. We are scattered but most of them are in Texas. It isn't like it used to be. With the passing of my grandmother and great-aunts, we are lacking in the older wisdom department. But then again the aunts are getting older and will likely fill their shoes.
I remember big dinners, loud conversations, laughter, tears and singing. My mom would play the piano as hymn after hymn was sung. i remember how it made me feel and I wonder if my kids ever have that feeing in a particular place or moment.
Hope you all are having a good day. I am feeling a little under the weather. I am sleep deprived, so if this post makes no sense, blame it on that!
Dinner has to go on, however, so this is it for tonight:
Fried Ravioli with Marinara Cream Sauce
9-ounce package frozen 4-cheese ravioli
2 cups ground pecans
3/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Marinara Cream Sauce, recipe follows
Cook ravioli for 2 minutes. Place cooked ravioli on paper towels to drain; set aside.
Combine pecans and cheese in a shallow dish. Whisk together milk, eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl. Dip ravioli in egg mixture then dredge in pecan mixture. Pour oil to a depth of 1/2-inch in a skillet or Dutch oven; heat to 360 degrees F. Fry ravioli, in batches, 2 minutes on each side, or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve with Marinara Cream Sauce.
Marinara Cream Sauce:
1 1/2 cups prepared marinara sauce
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
In a large saucepan, combine sauce and cream. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
**Yep, in a pinch, I sometimes use jarred sauce...don't judge me please ;)