Monday, November 08, 2010


"I love the fall. I love it because of the smells that you speak of; and also because things are dying, things that you don't have to take care of anymore, and the grass stops growing."

~ Prepackaged ravioli made this a 'simply' delicious autumn treat

1 (2 lb. 4 oz.) package fresh butternut squash ravioli
( found at Costco)
1 stick unsalted butter
1-2 heaping Tbsp. freshly chopped sage leaves
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • Carefully place ravioli into large pot of boiling salted water. Cook until ravioli begin to float, about 3-4 minutes.
  • While waiting for water to boil, in large sauté pan melt butter over hight heat. Add sage. Cook until butter begins to brown and sizzle, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in vinegar.
  • Transfer ravioli to pan and toss to combine. Serve topped with toasted pine nuts and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. (Serves 4-6)


Anonymous said...

Dearest Joey, Now just where do you think is my nearest Costco......!!

Your abstract photographs are really delightful. I do hope that you are keeping a portfolio of them, they will be so lovely to look back on in the dark and dreary days of winter.

Chloe m said...

You can say that again! Taking care of a garden can be quite time consuming. I am glad for the fall and winter because then I get all my reading and painting done!
Love butternut squash...this looks like a tasty recipe.

RURAL said...

Oh, you so had me at "butternut". Maybe even at butter.

My all time favorite ravioli.

We just got some Butternut squash and roasted red pepper sauce, oh to die for....LOL.

I see you used the Kim Klassen texture, it's absolutely beautiful with your photo.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Carolyn ♥ said...

It's what's for dinner tonight at our home... already have the butternut ravioli from Costco... never would have thought to use vinegar in the sauce... can't wait to try it. Is it dinner time yet? Wait, wait, wait...

Rose said...

My husband certainly echoes the quote about the grass no longer growing:) I still have quite a few things to do in the garden--it's a beautiful day today, so I'm headed there as soon as I finish lunch--but I'll be ready for a breather when winter sets in.

I didn't know you buy readymade butternut squash ravioli--no Costco here, but I'll be on the lookout for this!

sweetbay said...

Your photo should be a large wall hanging. It's beautiful.

Nutty Gnome said...'s a long way to Costco from here Joey! Pity really as this sounds delicious ;)

Gail said...

This may be my favorite meal of all time! I love sage butter and butternut squash ravioli is scrumptious. I just happen to have it and will cook the sage butter tonight1 xxxxxgail

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Joey, I love Edith's response. I often think of how lucky we are to have these great stores! I go to Costco all the time but have not looked for this. I do buy butternut squash frozen ravoli at a small grocery store by my house,homeade and delicious,

However, I will check out Costco, they are always less expensive!


joey said...

I'm such a tease, dearest Edith :) Actually, you might find them in any refrigerated section of your fine markets near the pasta, tortellini, etc. Although quite easy to prepare from scratch, so much easier to take shortcuts in this busy season. Thank you for your forever kind thoughts, dear friend.

Yes, we have earned our time, dear Rosey. You go girl (and I will too :)

We enjoy lots of favs, dear generous Jen, and thanks for sharing Kim's awesome talents. Though new to the scene, I'm having a ball ... it's quite addictive!

Don't forget the fresh sage and toasted pine nuts, Meredehuit ... it's what takes the dish from good to sublime!

Thanks Sweetbay! I just might :)

Dear Nutty ~ as I told Edith, you too might find this treat on the refrigerated shelf in your local market. When you have a moment, fly over and shop/stock up with me at Costco ... we would have a blast :)

Always and ever, a gal after my own heart, dear Gail. Enjoy! I often offer this as a side on Thanksgiving for many of our veggie lovin'(thank you, but no thank you for turkey) lovin' guests :)

It might even be the same, Eileen! This is a HUGE package and ever so good ... and the price is right! I love Costco for many reasons, this being one shortcut prep that is really good. And yes, we are so lucky to have this store near. However, I would love to shop locally with Edith and Nutty, a dream come true :)

joey said...

Whoops, Rose. At the lake for final fall clean-up and overseeing kitchen facelift where comments come in out of order on Mr. Ho-Hum's computer. Scope the refrigerator section at the market and, hopefully, you will find these. So easy, so good :)

Ann said...

Wow, I just bought butternut ravioli yesterday at Nino's (love Nino's, I'm like a kid in a candy store there). I was going online today to find a sauce and who knew you would come to the rescue. My search is over. I think we are on the same wave lengths sometimes.

Hoping to spend this week in the garden cleaning up and enjoying the warm week ahead. So I'm planning easy dinners this week to take advantage of sunshine as long as I can.


Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Joey, I LOVE butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage! However, we make the ravioli from scratch ;) At this time of year, as butternuts abound, we'll spend a couple of afternoons making ravioli, and freezing it for easy meals later in the year. Butternut, ricotta cheese, a little orange zest, nutmeg and egg yolk is all we use in the filling. They're so simple (providing you have a pasta roller). For a little extra something-something, a smidge of gorgonzola crumbled over the pasta and butter sauce when serving...Mmmmmm. Darn, I'm hungry, and it's not even lunch time!

Carol said...

Yummy! I love your photo play too! ;>)

Naturegirl said...

Oh my Joey a perfect autumn dinner! Thank you for the recipe...Pasta and soup is what I love this time of year!

Gail said...

Dear Joey, I loved it! The ravioli was from Trader Joes and excellent. xxoogail

Kala said...

Beautiful abstract image Joey. And I must visit Cosco!

Wendy said...

ooooh yah! I'm going to costco tomorrow - hopefully I'll be able to find this pasta. I love anything with a sage and brown butter sauce. I often do that on top of spaghetti squash with some parm.

joey said...

Hi Ann! I love Nino's too but don't go as often as I once did ... Papa Joe's and Plum Market are much closer for me. So, I hope you enjoyed this treat :) Yes, home from the lake and now back to reality and a sleepy garden calling, "Put me to bed!" And orphan bulbs shouting, "Find me a home before I rot!"

I believe I remember you sharing a post, Clare. How good is this autumn favorite and your homemade ravioli must take this dish totally over the top!

Thanks, Carol. A very fun, yummy post to create :)

Totally agree, Anna. I can't live without homemade soup, my all-time favorite meal.

Happy, happy, Gail! Delighted you enjoyed ... :)

Thanks, Kala, and if you haven't yet, you MUST visit Costco!

Good stuff, Wendy ... hum, yes, that would be awesome on spaghetti squash!

debsgarden said...

I love that photo! The recipe sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

The quote sums up the essence of fall. It's beautiful. And I love the autumn abstract photo. Too bad we don't have Costco here...the recipe sounds great!

joey said...

Thanks Deb ~ both were a joy to create :)

Hi, Kanak and thank you. Yes, Costco is fun but, as mentioned, you might find them in your refrigerated section of store. If not, ravioli are not hard to make but these are so good, I simply take advantage of the shortcut.

What Karen Sees said...

Beautiful abstract as always, and your recipes always are so perfect for what I'm craving at the time!!!

joey said...

How kind, Karen. Textures are fun, just what I craved creating :)