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Week Nine: Balsamic-Glazed Ravioli with Cherries & 6-Layer Grilled Banana Split

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This week my father brought home a magazine called Healthy Ideas that he’d gotten at Stop & Shop, so I decided to make something from there.

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How the recipe is supposed to look

How the recipe is supposed to look

I was actually proud of the fact that I toasted the almonds myself.  We couldn’t find toasted and halved almonds.  So naturally my father’s solution was to buy both.  I’d seen my dad cook almonds with green beans before, so I put some almonds in with olive oil, and cooked ’em up!

This was also the week that I discovered that raviolis were in with frozen foods.  My own conclusion is that perhaps this is because of the cheese, but in light of raviolis filled with other things, the conclusion reached by others seemed to be that it’s just because of the way they’re made.

Assembly

Assembly

Final piece

Final piece

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As you can see, my version didn't look quite as photogenic as this shot.

As you can see, my version didn’t look quite as photogenic as this shot.

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The cheese, dressing, and cherry contrast was a very succulent, interesting flavor.  I used the George Foreman to grill the bananas, which left a delicious smell in the kitchen.  The recipe for the desert said to put the bananas chopped up on the bottom, but if I were making this again, I’d probably distribute it throughout. I think another change I’d make would be to melt the peanut butter chips into a sauce.