We’re tight on money right now, but I still wanted to do something special for my husband for our 2nd Anniversary. So I decided to make an elaborate meal for him.
Making food from scratch can be relaxing for me, but some of the time, it can be stressful. Especially if it’s a new dish you’re trying to make for the first time.
My husband loves pasta, so I decided to do a homemade ravioli. Now, I can’t have gluten, so I have to use a gluten-free flour. Most of the time, gluten-free flour is not cooperative. The last time I attempted pasta with GF flour, it was a disaster.
So I had to prepare myself for possible failure. I didn’t do a good job of that, because I didn’t have a back up plan if it did fail. I was entirely betting the meal on this ravioli.
The filling is easy, spinach, goat cheese, and garlic all mixed together.
But first, I had to start on the dessert. It needed to set overnight. I was making Red Velvet Cheesecake. Oh, just the sound of it makes my mouth water. I love cheesecake, and so does my husband.
Thank god for my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I love that kitchen appliance. It saves me so much work!
I got to work on the cheesecake. Yum, yum, yum!
Once it was in the oven, I decided to make dried fruit snacks with my dehydrator. So I grabbed my mandolin slicer and started slicing apples. My slicer has a guard on it, but it can be really stubborn sometimes, so I took it off.
Who can guess what happened in the next few seconds?
Yeah. That hurt. Pause all the cooking, because I need to go in an get stitches. But they didn’t do stitches, they did this derma glue on it instead. It was put in a splint so I wouldn’t bump it and reopen the wound.
Now I have to figure out how to cook without my middle finger on my right hand, which is my dominant hand. That was fun. But I managed.
The cheesecake is setting in the fridge, and now it’s time to make my ravioli. I don’t have a pasta press, so I had to roll out the dough as thin as I could. I was so afraid the dough would tear. But it didn’t! I used a small tupperware cup to form the shapes of the ravioli. It took some work, but the raviolis came out! They were a little crooked, and not as pretty, but they came out!
The whole cooking thing was relaxing, even with the stress of making gluten-free pasta and cutting my finger. It was just so much work. But the end result was awesome, and I did NOT have a seizure that day.
The dinner was a success, and here are some pictures to show you how it all came out!
Homemade ravioli filled with spinach, goat cheese, and garlic mixture.
Red Velvet Cheesecake with cream cheese topping.