This is going to be a lame post but here goes.
A few weeks ago I started seriously craving Mushroom Ravioli; which is very odd considering I’ve never had it. In fact, I’d never even heard of it until Twilight. I’ve always been a plain Jane kinda ravioli person, thanks to my dear friend Chef Boyardee (which I’ve stopped eating since I found out how much sodium is in a can).
So yeah, it was weird to crave something I’ve never had but regardless, the craving didn’t subside. So last week I went on the hunt for Mushroom Ravioli. I checked online menus and asked around but no one seemed to carry this dish.
Then I got thinking about a place right here in my neighborhood called The Pasta Studio (http://thenoodle.ca). Ross, The Noodle Guy, hand makes all of his pasta right there in his shop and uses fresh and local ingredients. So I tracked down his email address and asked him about the ravioli (since the menu didn’t list it). He replied that he was making a mushroom, swiss and dijon ravioli with a garlic and chive butter for the Farmers’ Market the next day and said he’d set some aside for me at the shop.
I picked up my order the next afternoon and could not wait to get my workout and chores done so that I could dive into it….it smelled so friggin’ good. Well, let me tell you, it was delicious! I gobbled it up. I took the rest of it to work the next day for my lunch and Angie Whoreface and Kritt were completely jealous! Although “JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!!!”, I was nice and let them both try some (just a nibble tho because, as I said, “JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD!!!”).
Of course, now I’m hooked. Although I know I can’t eat pasta all the time (way too many carbs for my exercise-addicted ass), I was delighted to find mushroom ravioli at the grocery store yesterday morning. Needless to say I counted down the hours until I made dinner.
My ravioli was a little different but still yummy!
I’m looking forward to hosting Girls’ Night so I can feed Angie Whoreface and Kritt and not yell at them for eating my damn lunch (I’m not gonna say it again.).