Home Cooking 36

Weekend Project - Ravioli

wawajb | Feb 12, 200812:19 PM

With the upcoming President's Day Weekend I find myself with an entire Sunday and Monday to spend time with a visiting childhood friend and nothing to do except cook. (I'm very excited about this) I've been wanting to try homemade pasta and Ravioli seems the obvious choice for sheer variety. No pasta machine, so we'll be rolling it out by hand.

I'm thinking three varieties. One with a braised meat filling, one mushroom (and cheese?) and one Cheese/Herb or Veggie. I'd like to end up with a freezer full of yum for weeknight meals.
Also thinking about making beef stock while I'm at it...or a delicious long cooked pasta sauce. Since we'll be in the kitchen anyway, might as well have something simmering on the back burner.

So anybody have any recipes for the dough and/or fillings? Flavor suggestions? General ravioli making tips? Fabulous all-day sauce that I would love to have in my freezer?

Thanks in advance 'hounds!

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