Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Salad Spinner - Great Gift - but only if asked for...

Once upon a time – on my wish list – was a salad spinner.  I decided I needed one of these when I kept finding little bugs in my salad.  I realized I should probably be washing it and drying it.  Growing up – I did not have a salad spinner – who knew they were such fun!  (Maybe we did have one – I sure didn’t use it.)
Andy bought me this one as a gift one year and I love it!  I sent him to the store for the supplies to this casserole – he came back with a bunch of spinach – unwashed and stems on.  Took about 2 hours to clean it, take the stems off and spin it – but the spinning part was the best part.  That and seeing all the grit and grim in the sink after I was done.  If nothing gives you a sense of accomplishment – that sure does…. Wow.  Yuck.
This casserole is not a light one – it’s pretty rich – but pretty tasty. Next time I might try to mix it up a bit and add some marinara sauce and alfrado sauce… give it a tomatoey vibe.  Also – I made it the night before and popped it in the oven the next night when we got home from work – otherwise it would have been 10 PM before we even ate!

Spinach-Ravioli Lasagna
What you need!
6 oz. pkg. fresh baby spinach
1/3 c. pesto sauce
15 oz. jar Alfredo sauce
1/4 c. chicken broth
25 oz. pkg. frozen cheese-filled ravioli (do not thaw)
1 c. shredded Italian 6 cheese blend

Make it!
Chop spinach and toss with pesto in a medium bowl. Combine Alfredo sauce and chicken broth. Spoon 1/3 of Alfredo sauce mixture (about 1/2 cup) into a lightly greased 2 quart or 11”x7” baking dish. Top with half of spinach mixture. Arrange half of ravioli in a single layer over spinach mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining Alfredo sauce. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake 5 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Serves 6 to 8.

1 comment:

  1. I have a salad spinner, too. It's also good for spinning water out of shredded potatoes before cooking the hashbrowns.


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