Freezer Food Fest #1
Posted by Caveman Cooking on December 28, 2009
It’s official! We’re moving!! So, I have been given a “request” by the Cavewoman to empty the freezer before we move in 45 days. The pressure is on!
I’ll be chronicling each meal pulled from it’s frozen vault and thrust into the meal-time limelight. We’ll see if we can actually empty the freezer before zero hour! At the very least, we’ll have some fun and flavor along the way.
For the first meal, I yanked a package of Florentyna’s Fall Harvest Squash Round Ravioli out of it’s chilled lair. If you haven’t sampled Florentyna’s assortment of fresh-frozen pasta creations, I highly recommend you give them a try. When you don’t have the time or inclination to make your own pasta, their fresh varieties are the perfect substitute.
In the interest of full disclosure, you may notice that I am actually holding a package of their Portabella Mushroom Round Ravioli in the picture. The shot of the Squash Ravioli just didn’t come out. So, you are likely to see this same shot again when we attempt the shrooms.
Still the question remained, “What to do for a sauce?”. My Italian Sauce just seemed too heavy to go with the delicate flavors of the Kobocha and Butternut squashes. My tiny Cave-brain started spinning … butter, garlic, basil, pine nuts in some sort of creamy sauce sounded perfect.
So, I went at it and ended up with a new recipe: Creamy Pine Nut Pasta Sauce.
The reviews were incredible! The Cavewoman said “I don’t want to have to swallow it … it’s that good! The best I’ve ever had!!”. The Caveboy gave it “1000 thumbs-up!”. While the Cavegirl mumbled, with her mouth full of ravioli, something to the effect of “Me too!!!”.
So, the first installment of the Freezer Food Fest was a success. I’m just hoping I haven’t set the bar too high for the rest of this Herculean undertaking!
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