Even though we have two young kids, Ed and I try and fit in dinner together once a month. Alone. Whether we’re eating in or out, pasta is usually on the menu because it’s one of Eds favourites and if there are any leftovers, The Kids happily make short work of them.
This months date night was a little tricky. What made it interesting was that Ed was in Ottawa and I was in Mexico. Even so, we weren’t going to let a little distance of 5,000km keep us apart.
As usual, Ed offered to cook. While I don’t mind cooking and cleaning for my family, I appreciate the change in routine and Ed is really great at throwing something tasty together. Case in point…
Olivieri Pasta Spinach and Cheese Ravioli was on the Menu.
He confessed that he wanted to find the heart shaped Ravioli that is currently available, for a limited time, but the Sobeys he went to didn’t have it. Instead, he did what he does best and improvised.
He chose one of the new Romantic Recipes, Olivieri Ravioli Hearts with Brown Butter Sauce and substituted the Spinach and Cheese Ravioli and added garlic, tomatoes and mini sweet peppers. With only 5 minutes for prep and 10 minutes to cook, this healthy meal is perfect for the whole family. Especially if we’re short on time.
A Few Cooking Tips: Watch the butter closely because it will burn and toss the pasta with a bit of olive oil while it’s sitting (and the sauce is cooking) or the ravioli will stick together.
Did you know that Olivieri pasta and sauce is sold fresh. No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. That means you can feel good about choosing Olivieri for your whole family. Fresh tastes better!
With the candles lit, jazz playing in the background and a little help from Skype, we ate together and got caught up. Definitely the connection that both of us needed after a week apart.
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