Two Pounds of Ravioli for Three People

Two pounds of delicious ravioli for only three people? Sounds good to me!

Ryan’s cousin Daniel came over to our apartment to hang out after their soccer game this afternoon and stayed to watch the Magic game and enjoy dinner, courtesy of Monterey Pasta Company and the free ravioli they sent to me.

5 Cheese Ravioli

I cooked two pounds of five cheese ravioli for the three of us, which you’d think would be more than enough, but we only had four little ravioli poofs leftover!

The boys stuck to plain ravioli and marinara sauce while I added steamed broccoli to my bowl for a pop of color and extra nutrients.

Broc + Rav

My Bowl

We all agreed the five cheese ravioli was fantastic. It was one of the cheesiest ravioli varieties I’ve ever had, which is a very good thing if you’re a cheese lover like me.


Once the Magic game was over (they lost 😦 ), we piled in Ryan’s car and headed to Jeremiah’s Italian Ice for gelati (soft serve + gelato).

Ryan and I split a cookies ‘n’ cream gelati.

Passin' Back the Goods

Why is it that the minute I finish a gelati from Jeremiah’s, I immediately want another one?

Ice cream really is my favorite food in the whole-wide-world.

Time to read the second Percy Jackson book before my eyes get too sleepy. See ya in the mornin’!

Kettle Corn, Cantaloupe and Cookies, Oh My!

Late this morning, Sadie and I took a walk to the farmer’s market to pick up some veggies and spend some time in the sun.

It was beautiful outside and the heat of the day wasn’t too intense by 10 a.m. so a bunch of people were out and about.

Farmer's Market

We left the farmer’s market with a small cantaloupe, portobello mushroom caps, Brussels sprouts, celery and a small bag of kettle corn which Sadie and I split as we walked home.

Kettle Corn

When we arrived home, Sadie and I headed out back to get some sun while giving the cantaloupe time to chill in the fridge.

I came in to enjoy the cantaloupe and baked a batch of red velvet cake cookies.


I made the cookies the same way I’ve made all the other tasty cake mix cookies I’ve featured on this blog:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1/4 c. oil
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 egg

After mixing everything together and baking the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, I dusted them with powdered sugar.

Red Velvet Cookies

Powdered Sugaaa

Right now I’m eatin’ one of these bad boys while watching the Orlando Magic game (They’re in the semiinals, if you don’t follow the NBA) with Ryan and his cousin, Daniel.

Go Magic!!! 😀

From Appetizers to Breakfast

My breakfast this morning was created using leftover appetizers from yesterday’s BBQ.

A coworker of mine gave me a recipe for an appetizer called buffalo chips, and the leftovers were perfect for including in an egg scramble.

To make the buffalo chips, I cooked a roll of sage sausage, a pound of lean ground beef and half a block of the medium size 2% Velveeta cheese in a skillet, before placing the meat mixture on whole wheat mini toasts and baking it at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the buffalo chips (especially the guys), and I used the leftover meat and cheese mixture to create an egg and sausage scramble for breakfast.

Breakfast Scramble

After reheating the meat in a skillet and scrambling two eggs, I topped the bowl with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese and flanked it with whole wheat toast.

Chedda is Betta

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Scrabble

Ryan really enjoyed this breakfast and said the sausage mix reminded him of the sausage meat inside a McDonald’s sausage breakfast burrito (He meant this as a compliment 😉 ).

Breakfast Bowl

Percy Jackson

This morning I also finished reading the first book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I thought it was a very entertaining book and once I got over the fact that it’s written in the perspective of a  12-year-old boy I really enjoyed it. It’s no Harry Potter, but I found it interesting enough to want to read the next book in the series!

I am trying to talk Ryan into seeing the movie today (He’s already finished the first three Percy Jackson books)! It’s playing at a nearby theater where you can see  movies for $2 that are out of the big theaters, but are not available on DVD yet.

Have any of you seen the Percy Jackson movie or read any of the books? What did you think?

I’m off to take Sadie on a walk to the farmer’s market to pick up some goods for the week! I hope they have some yummy samples! 😀