Here it is - the last weekend before school starts. This summer seemed to fly by...I certainly didn't accomplish half the things I'd hoped to.
I've been doing some cooking - just not blogging. Here are a couple things we've had lately:
Roasted vegetable ravioli (Rising Moon Brand) with olives, tomatoes and basil. I had a container of olives, mushrooms, peppers, etc from the olive bar at the grocery store. So I sliced everything and warmed it up in a bit of olive oil. Then I tossed the ravioli with that mixture, chopped tomatoes and basil from the garden:
I made some quesadillas with the Follow Your Heart nacho flavored cheese - I'd planned on using the monterey jack flavor but they didn't have it at the store - I'd never tried the nacho and it is actually pretty spicy which was fine for us but Hallie thought it was too hot. I roasted some poblano chilies and cut them into strips and put the cheese and chilies in large corn tortillas. I used just a little bit of spray oil and cooked them until the cheese was melted and the tortillas were browned. These were so simple but very tasty - served with refried black beans and homemade guacamole. Hallie actually came home from Costa Rica liking black beans and guacamole - that alone made that camp worth every penny!
Tonight we're having my best friend and her family over again - they are like family to us and I love cooking for them. I'm going to make the Millennium pasta with garlic cream sauce that I made awhile back. It's so easy and it was a huge hit in this household! I'll also be trying out another dessert so I'll post that if it turns out. It's hard to believe that 48 hours from now my kids will be back in class...