Surviving Dinner – Pesto Ravioli

Lots of recipes claim they can be cooked in 20 minutes or less.  Some nights are so busy, even that’s too long.  “Surviving Dinner” is a series that is not about good wifeing, mothering, or cooking.  It’s about surviving.  It’s for those nights when you’re tempted to write “fast food” on the menu, but cooking at home will save you a few dollars, a few hundred calories, and loads of mommy-guilt.  Recipes found here can be cooked quickly and have minimal prep and clean-up.  Some may require a little pre-planning, but many won’t.

 With the exception of the kind that comes in a can, I find ravioli to be a rather fancy way to enjoy pasta.  Pair it with pesto, and your dinner is definitely upscale.  I don’t think that feeding your family can get any easier than this.  Plus, aside from being delicious it’s also kid-friendly and meat-free!

Survival Menu:

  • Ravioli with Pesto

    Why yes, that packaging DOES say that it cooks in FIVE MINUTES!

1.  Cook ravioli according to package directions.  Drain.

2. Return to pot and toss with pesto (so you don’t have an extra dish to clean).

Rocket science, I know.  🙂

 Wondering what I’m doing here?  Learn more about the idea behind Surviving Dinner.


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