Power Pancakes with Sausage $4.10
Consensus here is that they were okay, some really loved them. These are not your typical IHOP style pancakes. In fact, they are pretty Atkins diet friendly, with no flour and no sugar. Lots of eggs. Cottage cheese. Like I said, not typical. If you’re adventurous or on a high protein diet, these are something to consider. We don’t eat soy, so I substituted some homemade turkey sausage I had in the freezer.
Ravioli with Spinach Pesto $13.72
(whoops, forgot to take a picture) We skipped the Garden Salad (late breakfast, early dinner = minimal lunch). The Garden Salad also confused me as I looked closer to the recipe, with artichoke hearts and feta and avocado. To me, a Garden Salad is filled with mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery, and all kinds of other yummies from the garden.
The ravioli was good, though it needed garlic and nuts to really round out the pesto. Both kids wanted seconds, and asked to lick the bowl, which is a good sign. I even told them the pesto was mostly spinach. This recipe is actually really good as far as stretching a expensive item (basil, if you don’t grow it) as well as adding some nutrition (with the spinach). I will be keeping a copy of this one and working on it. I have enough basil and spinach left over to make a second batch for the freezer (minus the cheese, of course), which I’m going to be doing later. Other than the pesto portion, the recipe is actually quite simple. For 4 servings: use 2 servings of prepackaged ravioli, 4 servings of yellow squash (cooked with the pasta for the last 2 minutes), and about a cup of pesto.