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Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Cooking, Family, Favorite Things, Food, Homemade, Moderation, Save money, Stay At Home Mom | 1 comment

What We Ate: Roasted Vegetable Ravioli in Brown Butter Tarragon-Sage Sauce

What We Ate: Roasted Vegetable Ravioli in Brown Butter Tarragon-Sage Sauce

Probably one of my all-time favorite meals.  I will fess up right now & tell you that I do not make the ravioli.  (Who’s got the time for that with 2 toddlers?!!)  A local shoppe carries some really good, fresh ravioli.  This time we chose the roasted vegetable type.  Mmm, mmm good!  We picked up an in-season squash & zucchini (why it’s important to eat fresh, local, in-season foods) & I sauteed them with sliced onions in a little olive oil, salt & pepper.  Then I added a tad of dark brown sugar to caramelize them a bit 🙂  YUMMO!  The ravioli was drizzled with a brown butter tarragon-sage sauce…couldn’t be easier.  Melt about 1/2 a stick of butter (for a family of 4) with about 1/2 tsp. each of crushed sage & tarragon.  If you’re using fresh herbs, you can use a little more.  (I am considering an herb garden this year, do you think I’ll have enough time to tend to it?!!)  Let the butter melt over medium heat & bubble/sizzle.  Once the bubbling subsides, the butter will begin to turn brown.  Take it off the heat & drizzle it over the ravioli.  So so SO good!  I also made a salad with lots of different fresh & local veggies, threw in some walnuts & dried cranberries then tossed it in my own dressing.  I won’t share that recipe quite yet 😉  Top it off with a delicious Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier & this meal was a 10! 

Lots of great flavors.  This is one of our more indulgent meals.   A little heavy in oils & fats, though they are all good oils & fats so it can still be catergorized as guilt-free.

The kids love the raviolis.  At one meal, our then one-and-a-half year-old ate 10 of them!  And we let her 🙂

Ok, it’s your turn now!  What delish dish did you divulge in this week?!


1 Comment

  1. Dang that looks delicious!

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