We officially have a very busy baby girl on our hands. She's not a crawler, but she's a super speedy roller! Oopsie is into everything! She's lightening fast and cute as can be.
The other day, I looked down to where she was quietly playing at my feet, to discovered she'd fished a red felt pen from some unknowing location, and was chewing on it! Red ink covered her cheeks, tongue, and chubby little hands and arms. She's been into plants, dust pan piles, clean laundry stacks, and loves nothing better then getting into her big sister's things!
Keeping her out of mischief, and her big sister entertained, takes up most of my moments. Which means there's not a lot of time left for chefing up masterpieces in the kitchen these days. And that's a bummer because I have a house full of foodies who love to eat yummy things!
Quick and easy has become my best friend, and we've eaten more Hamburgar Helper and Shake N'Bake over the past few months then I care to admit to!
But, it's been feeling a little like Fall is on the way, which means it's time to pull out the good ole slow cooker again! And this is a good thing because with our big move coming up, and all the finishing work we will be tackling, I have a feeling my kitchen time will be even more limited.
So yesterday I pulled out a recipe I've been hanging onto for over a year! It was quick and easy, and the perfect recipe to have Growly Bear help me with.
Of course I tweaked it, because I'm disobedient and don't follow directions well. But the result was pretty fantastic! So fantastic that my husband said, "I've never tasted anything like this before!" As he shovelled food into his mouth. I apologize for not getting a finished product photo. There just wasn't time once my he got his hands on it!
So clearly I have to share it all with you now! It's officially tried and true and a keeper. And I hope you enjoy as much as we did!
Love and hugs!
Creamy Spinach, Tomato, Sausage and Ravioli
- 2 cups sausage of your choice (I used garlic sausage)
- 1 small onion, minced
- about 2/3 of a 8oz pkg fresh spinach
- 1 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 pkg frozen spinach and cheese ravioli
- 1 8oz pkg Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese, cubed
- 2 cups homemade (or no salt added) chicken stock
Sauté sausage and onion. Drain off excess fat if necessary
Layer ingredients in crock pot starting with spinach, followed by tomatoes, ravioli, cream cheese, sautéed sausage and onions, and then pour chicken stock over the top. (I also added a chicken breast on top for my kids to share) Give a gentle stir, cover and cook on low for 6 hours, stirring every couple hours.
***it is important to use the ingredients I listed as being frozen, frozen. If they are thawed, it will significantly reduce your cooking time, and you will end up with soggy pasta, and over cooked chicken if you choose to add that too***
Serve with garlic toast, and enjoy!