Make Mealtime Meaningful this Holiday SeasonThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.
Refreshing iced tea is the perfect accompaniment to a meaningful mealtime with family and friends. Bring your family together to make a fun meal and take a break from the hustle and bustle the holidays. Slow down, and laugh together over a bottle of Lipton Peach Tea Flavored Iced Tea and these ravioli recipes with a creative twist. Enjoy!
|Ravioli Dessert Recipe Reinvented.|
Life can get hectic, tempers can flare, families get frustrated all because they want the holidays to go just right. Remember that, every day is family day and take time to enjoy each other and the small moments too.
We wanted to make a fun, family meal with a creative twist that everyone can enjoy as a quick go to meal. Prepping the food as a family is a great time to connect or reconnect. We learn a lot about each other when everyone is happy and has their guard down.
Ravioli is the one food that makes the kids run to the kitchen. They'll drop their video games, pause their videos, and happily join me for dinner. So, when we were brainstorming for a fun new family recipe tradition, ravioli topped the list. We made a yummy ravioli lasagna with an inspired companion dessert cookie 'ravioli.' Recipes and details are below.
|Festive Dessert Cookie Mock Ravioli.|
If you aren't making ravioli from scratch, (and who has the time) ravioli is easy to make. The kids boil the water and plop in the pasta. We always add 2 Tbs. olive oil and a dash of salt to the water. Cook pasta for about three minutes, until softened.
Brother has boiling duty while Sister preps the lasagna pan. Lightly grease the pan. Then, scoop in a single layer of ravioli. Next, spread on your favorite pasta sauce. Sprinkle Italian Cheese on top. Repeat. We used small, glass, rectangular, bread dish and had enough room for four layers.
Place the ravioli lasagna into a warm oven (350 degrees) for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. Remove, let cool, and cut into squares to serve. We served ours with Lipton Peach Tea Flavored Iced Tea. Brother never tried tea before. He loves this stuff!
Let the fun begin! Nothing is more fun than creating or recreating your own holiday recipe. We love to create edible art, especially for the holiday season so we have lots of fun pans and molds for making and baking. We grabbed a reindeer and gingerbread man cookie/muffin pan and let the creative juices flow!
Since we we're having ravioli as the main course, we wanted to make a ravioli-like dessert. The kids had the idea to fill the cookies with something red and something white to represent cheese and sauce. We settled on strawberry pie filling and white chocolate chips.
First, prep the pan with cooking spray and then take a paper towel and wipe most if it away. Then, gently press a thin layer of refrigerated cookie dough into the cookie molds. Fill half with the pie filling and sprinkle in about 5 chips. You'd think the more chips the merrier, but it makes a gooey mess.
Slide into a warm 350 degree oven, and bake for 10 minutes or just until golden. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes.
Turn the pan upside down (see images above) while cooling. Gently tap the bottom of each mold before attempting to remove cookies from pan. You may need to coax them out with a butter knife. The longer they cool, the better so don't rush it. Enjoy your iced tea and conversation while you wait.
Once cookies are removed press one filled and one unfilled cookie together to form a cookie ravioli. These are delicious!
|Sugar cookie molds waiting to be pressed together to form ravioli.|
|Completed ravioli cookies.|
You can decorate your ravioli cookie with icing and sprinkles. We like them plain, the filling is rich. Sandwiching the two halves together makes the cookies fun to eat and less messy too!
|Dessert ravioli cookie sandwiches.|
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. The opinions and text are all mine.