mmmmm....this was a tasty meal. I got the idea from my sweet friend over at The Goat and the Kid. But she called it Raviolo Lasagna. I had to rename it because of the ridiculous amount of sass it brought out of my husband while I prepared it and then while eating it...and then again when I told him we would be having leftovers.
And because I promised him I would...here is his sass documented. I should add that he is the youngest of four kids...and I am the oldest of three...these roles definitely play out in our marriage. :)
As I am making it, he comes into the kitchen and I hear
"Spinach!?!", as he spies that I am adding spinach to the dish.
Then he adds "I was just looking at the recipe and
thought 'Good thing she knows not to put spinach in there'."
To which I say..."Whatever, you won't be able to taste it".
Then later on, as we are eating it, I ask him what he thinks. He says "I can't taste the spinach. My mom told me I wouldn't and I believed her".
Then the next day we are driving home and he asks me what we are having for dinner. I say "Leftovers, they aren't going to magically disappear". To which he says "Sure they could, it's called the trash can".
Following that conversation he says "You aren't going to document this are you?" "Of course, I say...I'm locking it away in the vault". To which he made some snarky comment about how my brain is no vault...whether I have a key or not. Which is true. But that is besides the point.
So this is my sassy husband. We tend to go round and round like this all day. It is all in good fun and we really are best friends. But I did feel the need to call him out AND rename this yummy dish to Sassafras Lasagna. Be sure to check the comments for "The Doug"...that would be my sassy husband and I am sure he will have something to add to the conversation. :)
And be sure to make this. It IS tasty and we didn't throw away any leftovers.
1/4 lb. ground sausage (I used a lb!!!! I like sausage)
1 24 oz. jar of pasta sauce (I actually used 1 1/2)
1 6 oz. pkg. of frozen chopped spinach thawed
1/2 cup pesto
1 25 oz. pkg. frozen cheese filled ravioli (don't defrost!)
1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
1. Preheat oven to 375 and cook sausage/beef over medium heat skillet. Stir pasta sauce into meat.
2. Combine spinach with pesto in a bowl.
3. Spoon 1/3 of meat mixture (about 1/2 cup) into lightly greased 11x7 baking dish. Top with half of spinach mixture. Arrange half of ravioli in a single layer over spinach mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
4. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes.
Enjoy...we will be making this again. :)
AND I plan to have a Linky party this weekend...maybe starting on Friday and I will want YOU to link to it...assuming you have a blog. For no other reason than I want to come visit you. So get ready for that. :)