My clever ruse worked.

I took some Italian sausage out of the freezer before heading off to work this morning, thinking that a nice pasta sauce with one of the remaining ravioli or tortolini in the freezer would be a perfect dinner tonight.

When I spoke with Victor at lunch, I mentioned the idea of pasta sauce to him, rather hoping he would take the hint and have a nice sauce sitting on the stove when I got home.  He did.  There was.  It was really good.

What was really nice was that he took it one step further and actually made dinner!  Baked mini cheese ravioli with spicy Italian sausage.

Nothing fancy or complicated – his always-wonderful sauce with sausage links mixed with the cooked mini ravioli and some Locatelli on top – popped into a 350° oven for about 20 minutes .

The simple meals are often the best.

And there is enough left to give his mom some tomorrow when she stops by for her Sunday visit.