Monday, November 9, 2009

Chef Boyar-WHO?

I admit, I keep a few cans of the canned ravioli in the bug out pantry. It's one of only a few canned foods I can happily scarf down cold when I'm tight on time and cooking means.

But if I have a few hours, why not Homemade Ravioli with Ricotta Cheese Filling. Homemade Pasta is NOT as hard as you think. You just need a mixer with a dough hook and a crimper for the edges.
Go on, click to enlarge, I know you want to.
Serve it up with some Garlic Bread. Add some roasted veggies and top with fresh marinara, or even better some Venison Meat Sauce.

Hmmmm, where would I get venison??

My first bow kill. Not that big, but I was proud of it.


  1. YUMMY!! And AWESOME!! I cannot wait to get my first bow kill!!

  2. Ol' Chef Whatsisname to the contrary, I suspect anything you whip up on the spur of the moment would be better than anything coming from a can, box, tub, etc.

    Besides, that ravioli looks GOOD.

  3. My homemade ravioli is consistently ugly. Thank goodness for "delicious" as that seems to outweigh "ugly" every time. :)

  4. Oh that looks soooo good! Why do you torment me this way. Wish I could come over for dinner.

  5. Lorimor - there's bacon in the meat sauce recipe.

  6. If you don't have a mixer that is strong enough to handle the dough, you can also use a bread machine to do the hard work for the initial mix of the pasta dough. So many bread machines were given as Christmas gifts a few years back that you can get one for a couple bucks at a garage sale (like I did -- it is dedicated to pasta dough).


  7. Have yet to get a deer with a bow. Thank goodness for the 06.

    Venison meat sauce with bacon.....I want some.

    See Ya

  8. Now that looks like a meal that definately would not come out of a can.

    The buck look just fine to me, don't take this the wrong way but size does not always matter. I have a button buck on my wall.

  9. Ah....the guilty pleasure of cold Chef Boy-Ar-Dee ravioli. It's nice to know I'm not alone.
    Yours looks (and I'm sure, tastes) FAR better. And it has bacon.
    Still, there's something about the Chef that I crave from time to time. I'm so

  10. That looks yummy. I looked at your meat sauce recipe. I think I'll have to try adding a couple of those ingredients to my usual spaghetti sauce. I think my daughter was in her teens when she figured out that what made dad's spaghetti sauce special was that it was always made with venison.

  11. Chef Boy-R...
    While in college, I practically lived on canned goods: Campbell's soups, the Chef's Ravioli, Spagetti 'n Meat Sauce, Spagetti 'n Meat Balls, Pork 'n Beans, Applesauce (in glass bottles.) I had a half hour for lunch between classes and lived on $10 a week. I couldn't afford to eat on campus so cans it was. Half a can for lunch, half a can for supper. Occasionally, Mrs Crucis, whom I was dating at the time, would fix something different.

  12. No dear, I do not want to enlarge it, I want to EAT it!!!

    Pic's like that can really raise cain with the ol' diet.

    Sniffle, sniffle.



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