Friday, February 17, 2012

Dark Days Meal # 11: Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Ravioli with Homemade Sauce and Spicy Beef Sausage

The Dark Days Challenge is on! Running until March 31, 2012 over 100 participants will be doing our best to cook and blog about one meal per week featuring SOLE (sustainable, organic, local, ethical) ingredients. Recaps will be hosted by the blog collective Not Dabbling in Normal where you can follow along with all of the other participants.

No picture of this weeks Dark Days Meal. What can I say, I was feeling lazy! Pasta is a pretty regular part of our diet as there is so much that can be done with it. No matter how we prepare it Gail and I are always satisfied with pasta.
This week we had Roasted Red Pepper, Goat Cheese & Chive Ravioli from Nella Pasta (and our freezer) with homemade red sauce that we canned this summer along with our homemade garlic scape pesto, onions from Red Fire Farm, and spicy Italian beef sausage from Caladonia Farm.

We are lucky to have a few different sources of locally made pasta and ravioli from a variety of the winter markets in the area so we typically have a few flavors of ravioli and maybe a fresh made pasta in our fridge or freezer for the days we want something warm and satisfying! I'd never had this variety of Nella Pasta's ravioli but I really liked it. The taste mixed very well with the Italian beef sausage, which was also a new item for us, as last week was my first time buying meat from Caladonia.

All in all it was a simple and tasty meal that left us with full bellies and smiles on our faces!

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