Sometimes It Pays To Take a Lunch Break
On Wednesday when I was eating lunch, I had the TV tuned to The Chew. It was Mario Batali's (love him) turn in the kitchen and he was preparing a baked tortellini with asparagus and spring onion. I knew right then and there that I was going to make it for dinner. This is an easy to remember, easy to make recipe.
Here's Mario's recipe
* 5 tablespoon Butter (I used two in the sauce and one to grease the pan)
If you know how to make a bechamel/basellma sauce (which now you do), this is an easy, quick recipe to prepare. You could subsitute other vegetables if you're not keen on asparagus, like zuchini perhaps. The ooey-gooey goodness of the baked raviloli, and the crunchiness of the fresh veg on top made this dish a little different and delightful. It was so good, we leftovers last night.
Thank you Mario for making my life a little easier this week.
In honor of the Italian 'la cena' or dinner theme we have going, here's a great tune from one of mine and Gar's favorites.....Rosemary Clooney. This one really makes me think of my godfather Bo for obvious reasons. It's been just a month since we lost him, and we really miss him big time. Salute Boski! Click here if you're reading by mail.
Hope you have a fantastic Friday and a Happy St. Patrick's Day which we are sure to celebrate in style as we usually do. Got any plans for the 'wearing of the green'?
Ciao for now,
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