on the menu tonight ::
:: lobster ravioli with sherry glazed onions.
This is what you get when you’re living in a kitchen not your own, with an unfamiliar stove, equipment that doesn’t quite measure up, none of your spices, oils, and vinegars, and a very tired mom. I haven’t been cooking many meals these days; we’ve been subsiding on heat-and-serve meals for the past few weeks. The kids are calling it “camping”. Yes, we’re a tad pathetic.
Tonight I cooked up some sausages for the kids and heated up some lobster ravioli for me, thank you Trader Joe! Once the sausage was done and I plopped it in front of the kids (with a ceremonious flourish, I assure you), I noticed how yummy the bottom of the pan looked with all the sticky brown leftover bits. It looked so yummy I came out of semi-retirement and looked at what I had laying around…
…Which was a whole bunch of ‘nuthin.
I did have some onions. And some sherry. And a tiny little pat of butter. So I added some diced onions and a bit of salt in the pan, with a few glugs of sherry and got to scraping up all the browned goodness. I let the onions cook down and soften and brown, deglazing the pan with more sherry when things got a little sticky. In the end, I threw in a teensy pinch of pepper flakes, little bit of butter and topped it off a few ravioli to let them reheat. And then I ate it.
Honestly, it wasn’t so bad. Next time, a nice cheese ravioli, and maybe bacon instead of sausage.
Yeah, I never said I cooked light.