Sunday, May 26, 2013

Creamy, Spinach, Mushroom Ravioli

The last post was on April 3rd, it is now the end of May, my camera cable would no longer load the photos no matter how many different things I tried it was continuing to be more stubborn than I.  Sad, I love to take photos, flowers, events, children, grandchildren, and yes, food. I tried, everything that came to mind, including, but not limited to, moping, to no avail.  I asked two photographers, and someone who is married to a photographer, they couldn't help me.  Then, of course, mentioning it in conversation to my older son (computer geek), he just opened a tab while we were talking, looked it up, sent link, said "here you go, Momma, it's in your email".  I opened, clicked, ordered, and thanked him, that fast! For those of you, if there are any left, who use older DSLRs which have a compact flash card, I now load all my photos faster and easier than ever with a pixelflash USB adapter. At the risk of sounding like an advertisement, if you need one, get one, you won't be sorry!

Now, back to the foodie stuff!

Made this incredible spinach and mushroom sauce and put it over cheese ravioli, makes me hungry just looking at the photos!
1 large package cheese (or meat) ravioli from the frozen food or refrigerated section of supermarket, or low carb pasta for the "Trim Healthy Mamas" (I like DreamField's pasta)
8 oz package white button mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour (THM, omit this)
salt and pepper
4-6 oz smoked mozzarella cheese, shredded
10 oz fresh spinach, washed and dried
6-8 oz cream
In a large sauce pan, melt butter and saute the mushrooms until golden brown.
 While these are cooking, start the water in a pasta pot.  When water comes to a boil, add the ravioli, stir.  When they float they are done.
 Add flour, stir.
Add the spinach, stir, it will begin to wilt, stir some more to incorporate all.

 Add the cream. Stir some more...

 Allow to simmer for a few minutes to thicken.
 Add the shredded cheese.

 Yum!  Salt and pepper to taste. Drain ravioli, if you haven't already. Serve sauce over ravioli, enjoy!
For the "Trim Healthy Mamas", remember that this is a side dish, use the low carb pasta, and maybe a lighter cheese, don't neglect ample protein and veggies!

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