Sunday, July 17, 2016

Texas Heat

It is extremely hot here in West Texas lately.  Usually it cools off at night, but we aren't having any luck with that.  My husband doesn't want me to cook much so that we don't heat the house up.  It's been in the 100s, and we really don't feel like eating much anyway.  What's really weird is our son, who usually doesn't come out of his room much, has been packing a backpack with water, snacks, and ice and going out in this ridiculous heat to play Pokemon Go and catch Pikachus, whatever the heck that is.

Anywho, I actually convinced my husband that we needed to cook so I'd have something to blog.  We made this Creamy Spinach & Shrimp Ravioli.  It doesn't take long at all and it was so darn tasty!  Even our son loved it.  Our daughter is usually never home at dinnertime, but she gets weird about shrimp sometimes and won't eat it anyway.  If you dare to heat up the house, this recipe is worth it.  Enjoy!

1 lb fresh cheese ravioli
1/4 C diced onion
2 cloves garlic
3 T butter
Olive oil
12 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
Salt & pepper, to taste
1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 C half and half
8 ounces very soft cream cheese, cubed
1/2 C shredded Mozzarella cheese
16 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained (preferably loose leaf)
Red chili flakes, if desired

Cook the ravioli according to package directions.  

Melt the butter in a large skillet and drizzle in some olive oil. Cook the onion until tender.  Add in the garlic and shrimp and cook 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp is done.  Add in the spinach and stir.  When the spinach is hot, add in the cream cheese and stir to melt it.  Add in the half and half, Parmesan, Mozzarella, red chili flakes and salt and pepper, to taste.  When all the cheese is melted and combined, stir in the ravioli and serve.


  1. You had me with cream cheese! Had scallops in the freezer. Added bacon. Delish, it was inhaled by the family. Thanks!

    1. Wow! That was really fast. Scallops sound fantastic and I wish I would have thought of bacon. Glad you enjoyed it!