Best Shot Monday – 11/19/07

NaBloPoMo – Day 19

There’s nothing like the expected arrival of house guests (my parents will arrive later today) to get my butt in gear with both a) cleaning my house and b) decorating my house. This weekend was a blur of shopping (new rugs and picture frames), printing photos, hanging pictures and cleaning. We’ve lived in this house for 7 years and there were still a number of empty walls (mostly in the basement, where our guest bedroom and bathroom are, but still). Having a passion for photography and having taken more pictures than I can possibly count, I have no excuse for not having some printed, framed and hung, so I did just that. I now have five family pictures hanging in the guest bedroom, some Anne Geddes pictures (that I cut out of a book – got the tip on Oprah no less) hanging in the guest bathroom, pictures hanging in the basementbathroom pictures hallway, nature pictures (that I took) hanging in our main floor bathroom (see pic to the right – btw, my color seems to be totally off, that’s what I get for using auto white balance), a collage of family pictures on our downstairs landing, and soon to be more nature pictures hanging in our upstairs office – including my sunset picture that I finally (2 years later) had printed. I’m quite pleased with all that I accomplished. It certainly was a long time coming.

In addition to all of the picture hanging going on this weekend, I also finally made a recipe for Pumpkin Seed Pesto Ravioli (from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook). It’s one I’d been wanting to make for a while now. I froze the raviolis to have for dinner this week while my parents are here, but I did take a few (OK, a lot of) tastes of the filling while assembling the raviolis and it was damn tasty. I can’t wait to eat them. 🙂

So here’s my non-standard best shot for the week – the ravioli I slaved away on for the afternoon. (It’s my first time making my own ravioli, so I’m a little proud of them. Can ya tell? 😉 Though I do have to add, thank God for store-bought wonton wrappers. I can’t imagine making all of the dough myself!)

Pumpkin seed pesto ravioli

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P.S. Happy 35th anniversary to my parents (yesterday)! 🙂

19 thoughts on “Best Shot Monday – 11/19/07”

  1. Both shots are very nice! I also really need to print out some new pictures for the walls. The ones I have are so out of date and I need some new ones up there. I have several holiday parties at our abode so I need to get cracking!

    I have made ravioli, plus dough, from scratch before and it took FOREVER. I think having the wonton wrappers will make it much easier. Great job! Sounds really yummy.

  2. I think it’s really cute that you took a “picturre” of the “pictures” on your wall. You crack me up!

    Nice ravoli, I bet they will taste great!

  3. ooh, what sweet little ravioli! I’m curious, are they pepitas pumpkin seeds or some other type? I once made a recipe for an incredible breakfast enchilada dish with pepitas once but I haven’t come across any other recipes with them…

  4. Okay, I’m so jealous that you made your very own ravioli. I think ravioli is one of my favorite foods in the whole world and I love pumpkin, so I’m coming to dinner one night this week.

    Good job on all your accomplishments! I have the entire week off work for Thanksgiving and I’ve just played and played…no real work around here yet. Not quite enough pressure.

  5. Oh my gosh! You know, your ravioli looks totally like Korean traditional dumplings called mandoo! I used to help my mom make it every new year’s, and we’d put them in soup. They’re also totally yummy deep fried…I know, bad for the heart…but man, are they yummy! And your ravioli looks PERFECT in their neat little rows!

  6. Great job with the ravioli…

    I remember when I was six – my dad and I spent the day making wonton soup from scratch – it’s one day that will stick with me forever.

  7. I’m so impressed with all your industriousness! Those ravioli look great. I think I’ll have to revisit that cookbook for the recipe:) love the pic of the pics – lol!

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