Thursday, January 9, 2014

~Easy Cheesy Sauce~

After baking a double batch of Craisin Raisin Oaties yesterday afternoon, dinner time suddenly - appeared.  My counters, my kitchen table & my kitchen sink all showed signs that I'd been baking!  As the Oaties were cooling before packaging & placing 2/3 of them in the freezer I could think about dinner. 

Craisin Raisin Oaties
Quite often on the bottom shelf of our fridge a package of Buitoni ravioli can be located.  Usually it's cheese flavored.  This fall, I spotted Buitoni Crab Ravioli in my grocery store & I had a "why not try it" moment.

Cheese ravioli tastes great with any flavor of tomato based sauce.  However, the crab flavored ravioli needed a different flavor.  Suddenly an image of these ravioli covered with a cheese sauce was mouthwatering.  My small nonstick saute skillet was located.  Flour, 1% Milk & shredded cheese found their way to my counter.  The cheese sauce was quick & easy to prepare while the ravioli was cooking.

Easy Cheesy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Butter/ Margarine
3 Tablespoons Flour
1 Cup Milk (1% works well)
1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese

  1. Melt Butter/ Margarine over Medium heat in a nonstick skillet.
  2. Remove from heat & add in 3 Tablespoons Flour & blend together. 
  3. Slowly, add in 1/4 Cup of the Milk.
  4. Stir together until smooth.
  5. While stirring slowly add remaining 3/4 Cup Milk.  
  6. Stir over Medium heat.
  7. Constantly stir until bubbly & thickens.
  8. Stir for 1 additional minute.
  9. Add in Shredded Cheese.
  10. Stir until Cheese melts.
  11. If too thick, add 1- 2 Tablespoons additional Milk, as needed.
  12. Serve over Crab Ravioli.
The Easy Cheesy Sauce was a wonderful topping for the ravioli.  It was also quick to prepare after baking in the afternoon.

Today much needed errands were done!  Our daytime temperature was in the 30's.  It was time to venture outside for a longer period of time other than a quick trip to the grocery store.  The single digit thermometer readings + wind chills are gone.  Woohoo!  



Stacey said...

That's just how I make it. :) Delicious every time.

JG said...

Stacey- A recipe that is useful quite often.