Dinner in the Time of Twitter: Ravioli with Butter & Sage

“I don’t have time to cook.” How many times have you heard this or said it yourself? It really isn’t about time, is it? It’s about priorities. I get it. Twitter is an addictive time suck, but you have to fight the cravings if you want to eat ravioli.

Ravioli with butter and Sage “I don’t have time to cook.” How many times have you heard this or said it yourself? It really isn’t about time, is it? It’s about priorities. I get it. Twitter is an addictive time suck, but you have to fight the cravings if you want to eat ravioli.

How long does it take to make ravioli with butter & sage?  5 minutes for the  water to boil, 3 minutes to make the sauce and cook the ravioli.

How long does it take to make spaghetti carbonara? 5 minutes for the water to boil, 8 minutes to cook the pasta, 1 minute to finish and serve.

 

That’s not really fair, because I’m not factoring in shopping time. But either you batch shop about once a week, or you stop on your way home. Sometimes the shopping can be an adventure unto itself. We called it foraging when we were in Puglia. We never knew what we would come home with.

And I didn’t factor in the learning curve. Practice and things get better and quicker. There’s no way to avoid the curve. Embrace it.

So, make some dinner tonight. OK?

Ravioli with Butter & Sage
6 fresh ravioli per person, cheese or butternut squash are good choices
3-4 T butter
5 or 6 fresh sage leaves
Grated parmigiano cheese

Put the water on to boil, salt it just as it comes to a boil. 

Make a salad, take off your work clothes, play with the cat, check Twitter if you must. Playing with the cat

When the water comes to a boil, add the ravioli and cook for about 1 minute.

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Using scissors, snip the sage leaves into little strips.

Add the sage to the butter.

Drain the ravioli and toss in the sauce pan with the butter and sage. Saute for 30 seconds, flip the raviolis, saute for another 30 seconds.

Arrange the raviolis on a plate, spoon the extra butter over the top. Serve with grated cheese. Enjoy, relax, and savor the moment.  You can Tweet me later @judithklinger.

This video and recipe are from our Cook Vook,  "Cooking Simply: The Italian Way!"

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