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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Recipe and Plans for the Weekend

Good morning friends.  Happy Thursday to you all.  Well when we last visited I promised to be back to share a recipe with you all.  The weekend is almost here and if you are like me I can find almost anything I had rather do than spend time in the kitchen on the weekend.  My Mister would say and any day of the week as well. (LOL)  Okay, over the years, I have gotten burned out with cooking.  So much easier to just eat out.   Anyhow,,,, I found this recipe years ago and it has become a favorite of family and friends.  I don't know who posted the recipe to give credit to, but got it from the Taste of Home Cooking Forum.

It is quick and easy, has few ingredients and kid friendly.  Hope you enjoy it on a busy week night or for a  weekend quickie. 

Ravioli Casserole

2 (15oz.) cans of Beef  Ravioli
1 package of Taco Seasoning Mix
2/3 cup of water
1 pound ground beef
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Brown ground beef in skillet.  Drain off grease and add the package of Taco Seasoning Mix. Mix 2/3 cup of water into the mixture and cook for about 10 minutes.  Place both cans of ravioli in 13x9 casserole dish.  Add ground beef mixture and top off with all the cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until hot and cheese is melted.

I serve this casserole with a green salad and a loaf of fresh homemade bread.  Enjoy!

Today is cleaning day here at the Homeplace.  Funny, I was just thinking about how I have certain days to do a special chore.  Remember the old dishcloths that had each chore listed on it like wash, shop, bake, done on a special day?  Well I do laundry on Monday. And on Thursdays I clean house.  Now you know me ,that can change if someone calls and wants to GO somewhere.  But normally this is what I do.  Get everything done before the weekend.  The Mister only works half days on Friday so we go shopping, eat out, and do something fun on Friday evenings.  Can sure enjoy myself more knowing the homeplace is in order. 

This weekend is the Cotton Pickin' Festival in Gay, Ga.  We try and go to this every year.  It is our biggest craft show around.  The last few times there has been a few prim booths.  I am so hoping prims become more and more popular in our area. The weather is suppose to be beautiful, so I am excited to be going there on Saturday. Maybe I will find some goodies to share with you all. 
Hope you all have plans for a wonderful weekend.  Spend time with someone you love and tell them you do.  Until next time......


  1. My fellows will love this! Hope you have wonderful time at the festival!

  2. Happy Thursday Angela! Thanks for the recipe! Looks intriguing - and what's not to like about ravioli, cheese, ground beef, and taco seasoning? Definitely going to try this one! Have fun cleaning - I need to do some major cleaning here in the nest - wish a day would cover it - or even laundry for that matter....Have fun at the festival - hope you find lots of treasures! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. Going to try this recipe. I just bought Curt a Taste of Home Cook book! Love their recipes. I need your motivation. House looks like a pig pen and I am just sitting here thinking oink oink. Have fun on your outing.

  4. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead! The recipe sounds YUMMY! thanks for sharing, Dawn

  5. What a yummy casserole to throw together.
    Your weekend is sure gonna be fun. Can't wait to see the new treasures you find.


  6. Hi Angela :) I'm with you on that cookin' duty. I've let hubby do the cookin' these days and he's pretty darn good at it. Calls the kitchen his man cave now! LOL.
    Sounds like you have it all under control as much as it need be :) Enjoy your weekend luv.

  7. Hi Angela,
    I'll have to try this recipe...my hubby and daughter love Ravioli.
    The festival sounds wonderful...have fun and I hope you find some prim goodies.

  8. Yummy recipe! Sure was a hit at our house. Hope to see you today. Love you!

  9. Thanks for the recipe!!!! I pined it in hopes of making it. Today is cleaning day at the homestead too.

  10. You'll have to tell us all about your Cotton Picken festival-it sounds like so much fun!
    I like a clean home on the weekends too. It's just the way my mother trained me-I guess.

  11. That looks yummmmy:) Anything new is worth a try. Thanks. Hope you got your work done so you can enjoy the festival. Come back with lots of goodies you here?

  12. Hope you had a good time and found some primitives at the craft show! Looks like a great casserole! I have a big, bulk container of taco seasoning and am not creative about finding ways to use it other than tacos, so thanks for sharing this recipe! ~Roberta

  13. My Sister's Bible Study group & my guys loved the recipe! Thanks so much! I love easy!

  14. I will be trying this recipe. Been down with shoulder and just popping in to check on you. O.k. where are you? Now I am worried about you.