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May 192015
 

                                                      Crock Pot Ravioli Casserole

Perfect with garlic bread...

Perfect with garlic bread…

Phew! The last half of May here in northern Florida has been like living in HELL or to put it more gently, it feels like August instead of May and wondering what summer will bring us! I think a trip to Alaska might be in store if it gets any worse, ha ha! Every Day here in the last few days has been hitting the upper ’90’s in the shade. Even the dog only goes out to do her thing, the cats are hibernating in the woods all day, the chickens only leave their coop in the morning and Kenny and I are getting our work done outside in the morning and then retreating to the A/C for relief.
So in other words, I will try to spare my oven as much as possible by using our crock pot and cooking on the grill whenever possible. This is one of the simplest and easiest recipes if you like ravioli and a great way to beat the heat if you’re in the same boat as we are. You can use all store bought ingredients if you like or substitute your own homemade spaghetti sauce as I did. I did cheat on the ravioli as our store had some on sale, the hamburger I used of course was home grown, OOPS I wish, I meant to say home ground and Husband made his version of garlic toast to slop up the extra sauce!

Crock Pot Ravioli Casserole
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 26 oz jar spaghetti sauce or the equivalent of homemade sauce
  • 1 bag (24 oz) frozen or refrigerated ravioli, cheese or meat for that extra man thing!
  • ¾ cup of stale Italian bread torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese or more if desired
  • ⅓ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef breaking up as it cooks; drain.
  2. Place about ⅓ of a cup of the spaghetti sauce into the bottom of your crock pot to cover and combine the beef with the remaining sauce.
  3. Place the ravioli atop the sauce and cover with the remaining sauce.
  4. Top with bread crumbs and sprinkle with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.
  5. Cover and cook on LOW for 2-1/2 to 3 hours for the refrigerated ravioli and about 3 to 3-1/2 hours for the frozen, being careful not to overcook the pasta.

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Mar 212015
 

Deep Fried Biscuits

Also goes great with a cheese dip!

Also goes great with a cheese dip!

Okay, let me start by telling you how happy I am today! With our last chicken getting killed by some critter here in the woods, I finally got my Christmas present today of 3 new laying hens. They are in their pen, fed and hopefully happy campers.

Mr. Tom...Keeper of the hens!

Mr. Tom…Keeper of the hens!

Tom, our rooster on the other hand is not so happy as we will not let him in the pen yet so they can become acclimated to their new home.

Need to name them...any ideas?

Need to name them…any ideas?

The guy we bought them from had so many different kinds of chickens it was hard to pick, but we ended  up with two Jersey Giants who can get up to 12 pounds in weight and one Ameraucana hen who lays blue eggs! Yes, blue eggs; popular with Easter Eggers, no dye needed!!! I had seen these on the internet but never in true life form. We also bought a dozen eggs for a mere $2 from him as our new ladies might take a few days to start laying with their change of lifestyle. In the dozen eggs were some of the blue and tomorrow morning will be Kenny’s very special omelet made with fresh eggs, I can’t wait!!!!!!

Now onto these biscuits! Want something simple, easy and ever so good? Kenny scarfed these down last night with some fried minute steaks and gravy (none were left). A couple of weeks ago we went to one of our favorite restaurants and their special that day was Beer Cheese Sauce with Bread, had to try it…….. Their sauce left a lot to be desired, but the bread was almost awesome. I asked the waitress what the bread was and she said, ” Just canned biscuits, cut up and deep fried”. Now I was on a vendetta to do this at home as the biscuits that I said were almost awesome were not quite cooked enough for us, but I knew what to do! I will be doing these again with some of my own beer cheese recipe, and oh Lord, sprinkled with some garlic salt and dipped in homemade marinara sauce! Does it get any better than this? I don’t think so……………….

 

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Deep Fried Biscuits
 
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Ingredients
  • Store bought refrigerated biscuits, depends on how many you want to make
  • Oil for deep-frying
Instructions
  1. Cut biscuits into 6 pieces each.
  2. Deep fry in 375 degree oil, flipping over as they cook until golden brown on both sides.
  3. Drain on paper towels and dip into your favorite sauce.
  4. That's it simple and easy........

I hope you enjoy and maybe we’ll be selling eggs someday!  NOT!!!!!    Have a nice weekend!

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