It happens to us all. It's a Wednesday night, we all need to eat, and mom is tired and not feeling terribly creative. For this reason, I keep a stash of go-to items so I can still whip up something filling, tasty and that constitutes a decent meal on the fly.
After spending some of my last week in the hospital (what an experience!) I am still dealing with a dull headache, fatigue and frustration as we try to get my meds straightened out. So, this was one of those "call it in" nights.
Thanks to my beloved Aldi, I had cheese ravioli, jarred Alfredo sauce, regular pasta sauce, and pesto on hand. The ravioli takes a whopping 8 minutes. I warmed up the red sauce for the kid and for Neil and myself, I used the Alfredo with some pesto and extra parmesan mixed in. I had sliced fresh mozzarella, my basil plant and made a reduction of balsamic vinegar. Lastly, thanks to my buddies at Publix, there were garlic knots in the freezer.
Result? It really hit the spot! And, there's still some leftover ravioli that I can turn into a pasta salad tomorrow. I highly recommend this plan for your busy weeknights when cooking isn't really in the cards for you. I know it's not "real" cooking, but it was just the thing for a Wednesday night!