What’s For Dinner

Feb 17, 2011 by

I’m no food blogger, but I definitely need to share what I made for dinner.  I guess you can expect more of these posts the further along I get in this pregnancy, because boy am I HUNGRY! 🙂

The main course was Ravioli with Sweet Potatoes and Thyme.  I found this recipe in Real Simple last year and it is simple, easy and delicious!

Ravioli with Sweet Potatoes and Thyme
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 (16-18 oz) package frozen cheese ravioli
1 tbsp olive oil
Goat Cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine sweet potatoes, olive oil and thyme in baking dish.  Season with salt and pepper.  Bake for 35-40 min. covered.
2. Boil pasta.  Reserve 1/3 cup pasta water.  Drain pasta, then combine pasta, reserved pasta water and sweet potatoes.
3. Sprinkle with goat cheese (if desired) and serve.

Apologies for the tiny picture!
The real kicker, though, was dessert.  I tried Tricia Yearwood’s Key Lime Cake recipe…O.M.G.  The pictures will never do it justice, but here is the recipe so you can see for yourselves:

1 3-ounce package lime-flavored gelatin

1¹/3 cups granulated sugar

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

5 large eggs, slightly beaten

1½ cups vegetable oil

¾ cup orange juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup Key lime juice (from about 25 small Key limes or 4 large regular limes)

½ cup confectioners’ sugar (AKA powdered sugar)


½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature

1 1-pound box confectioners’ sugar

(I used Betty Crocker, from the can, and I’d recommend having 2 cans on hand if you like frosting!)

Here are two quick pictures.  Apologies again for the small pictures!

The chocolate covered strawberry was leftover from my Valentine’s Day dinner.
They are surprisingly easy to make as well!



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