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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Baked Elvis Oatmeal & Last Day of Freezer Challenge!

First off, Happy Birthday to my niece Jordan! Cannot believe you are 12 today...

I have seen on other various food blogs that many people are now baking their oatmeal. I've always been a microwave girl, but I thought I'd give this a try instead. Let me just say, when I have the time, I will ALWAYS be baking my oatmeal from here on out. It gives it a crispier texture on the edges, and just seems to be more fulfilling.

Does anyone out there use agave nectar in their oatmeal? That seems to be the "in" thing now, instead of sugar. Do I need to put it on my grocery list?

This mornings ingredients were:
1/2 c. whole wheat oats
3/4 c. skim milk
1 spoonful peanut butter
1 spoonful brown sugar
1 sliced banana

Honestly, it smelled like peanut butter cookies were in the oven. Even my husband asked what I was baking this early! I could probably eat this every morning when I have the time, and it is so filling, that I'm sure it'd be a great breakfast for those that need to stayed FILLED up till noon. Elvis would be proud.

Freezer Challenge Day #5. Tonight is ravioli night! I made these ravioli probably a month ago. We ate half of the batch that night and the other half I placed in a large Ziploc bag for later use (i.e. tonight). A very simple pasta topped with a simple jarred pasta sauce. I wanted to make my own sauce tonight but I don't have the ingredients on hand, so jarred sauce it is. Boo. And I don't have a final picture of them either. Boo. Sorry, camera batteries are dead! Don't you just hate that? Trust me though....these are yummy! A little time consuming, but worth it.

Homemade Ravioli

1 pkg. won ton wrappers
1 pint part skim ricotta cheese
1/2 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 c. garlic alfredo sauce
1 t. garlic salt
1 T. parsley
1 small bowl of water (for sealing edges of ravioli)

Mix all ingredients together, except for the won ton wrappers and set aside. Take one wrapper and put 1 t. of the mixture in the center. Take finger, dip in water, and dab all edges of the wrapper. Fold corner edges together (to make a triangle) and seal the edges with your fingers. Place on large baking sheet. Once baking sheet is filled place in freezer. After 30 minutes (or longer if needed), they will be frozen and you can boil them to eat immediately, or put in a larger freezer bag to use for later use. If eating immediately only boil for a few minutes. They are done once they float to the top. Don't overcook - they will become very mushy! Serve with any pasta sauce you desire!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Ravioli sounds awesome! I had that exact oatmeal combo today, but I had to pack it in Tupperware and micro at work. It was fantastic, great taste and texture.

  2. How long and at what temp do you bake your oatmeal?

  3. I am going to pick up won ton wrappers this weekend so I can make this!

  4. Jessie, so sorry I didn't post that! Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min.

  5. Thanks for the comment on my blog!! I love agave nectar. I use it mostly when I bake. Homemade ravioli sounds fantastic! Great idea using won ton wrappers.

  6. The ravioli recipe looks fabulous and easy. Can't beat that!

  7. Thanks for the comment on my blog!! I love agave nectar. I use it mostly when I bake. Homemade ravioli sounds fantastic! Great idea using won ton wrappers.