Friday, June 4, 2010


Cooking!!! Friday night we had about an hour before band practice to cook dinner… Jason knew he wanted to do something with crab and pasta, but that was about it. We ran to the grocery store and with absolutely nothing set in stone we headed to the pasta aisle.
First: we acquired four cheese ravioli. Kroger has a pre-cooked selection of pastas made by Buitoni that are amazing! This was perfect since we were short on time.
Next: sauce. We had decided on alfredo sauce before we went in the store, and almost got a garlic alfredo. But, before we left the aisle we saw Bertolli’s Red Pepper Alfredo sauce and opted to try it instead… we like new things!
Then: crab. Kroger has started offering a pretty decent seafood selection in some stores. We obtained a small package of pre-cut crab meat.
We also opted to pick up cheesy garlic bread and a few other groceries while we were there, then headed to the apartment.
Obviously, this was not going to be a complicated dish —- BUT we had never attempted to cook with these ingredients before and weren’t sure how they were going to go together.
Preparation was so simple. We boiled the pasta lightly in water, and heated the sauce on the stove. Jason salted and peppered them lightly at his discretion. As for the crab meat, he marinated it with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. Then he cooked it in a lightly buttered skillet on medium heat for a few minutes.
He fixed us both a bowl of the pasta (picture above) and we sat down to eat. That’s when we realized we forgot to put the bread in the oven… We aren’t perfect, we know that.
The pasta however, was amazing!!! We were talking about it being crab ravioli… and that turned into “crabioli.” So, from now on when we cook this we are calling it Crabioli - and we suggest you do the same if you ever decide to try it!
Cooking!!! Friday night we had about an hour before band practice to cook dinner… Jason knew he wanted to do something with crab and pasta, but that was about it. We ran to the grocery store and with absolutely nothing set in stone we headed to the pasta aisle.

First: we acquired four cheese ravioli. Kroger has a pre-cooked selection of pastas made by Buitoni that are amazing! This was perfect since we were short on time.

Next: sauce. We had decided on alfredo sauce before we went in the store, and almost got a garlic alfredo. But, before we left the aisle we saw Bertolli’s Red Pepper Alfredo sauce and opted to try it instead… we like new things!

Then: crab. Kroger has started offering a pretty decent seafood selection in some stores. We obtained a small package of pre-cut crab meat.

We also opted to pick up cheesy garlic bread and a few other groceries while we were there, then headed to the apartment.

Obviously, this was not going to be a complicated dish —- BUT we had never attempted to cook with these ingredients before and weren’t sure how they were going to go together.

Preparation was so simple. We boiled the pasta lightly in water, and heated the sauce on the stove. Jason salted and peppered them lightly at his discretion. As for the crab meat, he marinated it with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. Then he cooked it in a lightly buttered skillet on medium heat for a few minutes.

He fixed us both a bowl of the pasta (picture above) and we sat down to eat. That’s when we realized we forgot to put the bread in the oven… We aren’t perfect, we know that.

The pasta however, was amazing!!! We were talking about it being crab ravioli… and that turned into “crabioli.” So, from now on when we cook this we are calling it Crabioli - and we suggest you do the same if you ever decide to try it!

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