Pumpkin ravs and feelin better

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and nice comments yesterday. I am feeling much better today, not 100%, but much better. This is very good since I have a lot to do this coming week. One thing that helped to make me feel better were these lollipops. Do you guys remember these? I loved these when I was in high school.

Thursday night before I got sick I decided to make dinner and incorporate the rest of the canned pumpkin I had from when I made the bread the day before. I really wanted to make pumpkin stuffed ravioli, but I really haven't used my pasta machine/maker yet and I didn't feel like learning right now, so I made some adjustments to my idea and here is what I came up with.

I heated some skim milk with splenda and nutmeg.
Then I got out the remaining pumpkin, heated it a little in the microwave so it was warm...
Then added the pumpkin to my milk and made a creamy pumpkin sauce.
It smelled so good.
Then I layered my raviolis, the sauce and some mozzarela cheese, which by the way was too much cheese, lesson learned! As I was eating it I found myself removing some cheese and giving it to the dog. She was one happy puppy!
Here it is ready to go into the oven for about 15 minutes.
Lots of layers!
Can't have a meal without adding in some green. The fresh broc in the store looked old (cause it was!, the hadn't put out the new produce yet this week) so I went with frozen.
Now you can see how ooey gooey the cheese came out.
Alright, here's the finished product. Don't you just love the paper plates?!?
It was really good and I am happy that Ryan really liked it.
Then the illness hit. Friday I was pretty much confined to my bed. Lucky for me Ryan came home from work at lunch time and was able to stay with me. I was sick, but that didn't stop my hunger. Ryan made me "breakfast" in bed. He made these egg and cheese tortilla wraps on the digital griddle.
Saturday I felt well enough to watch Ryan get rid of those biodegradable, water melting packing peanuts from when I got my sony digital reader. Watch how much fun this was...
Going, going...
Gone! Haha, looks like marshmallow soup!
Speaking of soup, that was just what the doctor ordered. I am glad I still had this from TJ's since it was so easy to make.

Then Ryan got griddle happy again and made himself those chicken quesadillas, but not without making me some tomato and cheese quesadillas first.
He got creative with what we had, which was only grape tomatoes, so there are little tomatoes inside here.
The rest of the evening was spent just louging arouns watching movies. It was so cold in the house that I finally had to break out the slippers I bought. Introducing my slippers, sleeping bags for your feet!
THEY ROCK!!! I love them and they are so comfy. So, that is it for now. I am going to go get some more rest and watch some mroe movies. Hope you had a good weekend and that none of you are sick too.
QUESTION: What is your "home" remedy for a cold/sinus problem? Also, what kind of slippers do you have?


Melissa said...

Your dinner looks tasty! Very creative way to use pumpkin.

I don't have slippers. I just wear socks. When I'm sick, I like to run a bath and let the bathroom fill up with steam before getting in. It helps to sweat out the yuckies. Just don't stay in too long because you might get a little lightheaded.

To answer your question you left on my blog, yes I've been down to the Fall River area quite often and agree that they have amazing food. YUM!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Chupa Chups! Of course I remember them...where's they go!? lol I forgot about them!

MMM MMM to that dinner! I can't wait to get home and whip up a quesadilla with my stove top! :D

Anonymous said...

Glad your feeling better!! I really enjoy your slips.. they look incredibly comfy!

I have a pink fuzzy pair from Old Navy.. not exactly super warm but ya know. lol

Gina; The Candid RD said...

CHupa Chups!! I remember those!! So delicious. Your pumpkin ravioli looks awesome. Even if it's not pumpkin the the middle, it was a great idea to make the pumpkin sauce to drizzel over top!

I have Ugg slippers, with fur inside of them. My mom bought them for me last year for Christmas and I LOVE them!

As for colds, I'll admit, I never get sick (knock on wood), so I don't really have a "remedy" but what I recommend to people is to drink PLENTY of fluids (Gatorade even) and eat a bland diet (lots of soup and crackers!) and of course pump up the vitamin D and zinc :)

So glad you are feeling better!

Beth said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better!

I tend to just wear my crocs around the house year round--in the summer without socks, in the winter with. We have hardwood throughout our house, and I had one good fall down the stairs in slippers when we first moved in and then I retired the slippers!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! Get 100% better soon!

I don't have slippers but wear really warm socks. I love the idea of having sleeping bags for your feet though! :)

Unknown said...

my dad is a pharmacist so I take drugs when I am sick...I like a Zpac! I have LLBean pink clog slippers w/ lobsters on them...i know, its like cheating on crabs. Matt has Ugg slippers, he likes them, but they were $$$.

Anonymous said...

I'm very behind. I don't know where to begin.

First, so glad you're feeling better. I have managed to avoid getting sick. In fact, I can't remember the last time I was sick, so I don't have a lot of ideas when it come to remedies...I do know that chocolate cures everything! ;)

What a creative idea with the pumpkin ravioli sauce! I will be remembering that one!

I have never seen those biodegradable packing peanuts. What a great idea. I wonder how long before they replace the standard ones.

I need sleeping bags for my feet too! My feet are cold even in the summer. Those look like the cure!

Emily said...

Hope you continue to feel better! I love that you used pumpkin to make pasta sauce...delish!

I love that those packing peanuts are biodegradable, too!

Julie said...

Aww I hope you're feeling a lot better girl :) I take an Emergen-C every morning before I work out which has uber amounts of vitamin c :)

those ravioli look insanely good!

Anonymous said...

Ohmigosh...you don't see those lollipops anymore! They're still pretty popular in Asia, though. I wonder why?

Hahaha! Those slippers are fabulous!!

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