When Nonna sat down and looked at her plate last night, the first thing out of her mouth was “Who’s going to eat all those ravioli?”

Would you believe she did? She started slowly, but kept going and literally cleaned her plate. She doesn’t ask for or eat a lot during the day but always seems to enjoy – and finish – any little treats or things we bring out to her during the day. Cybil got most of the meatball – what a surprise there. That dog is going to weigh 400 pounds.

The sauce was from the big batch I made Sunday. I have several containers in the freezer – because we all know my opinion of jarred sauce. And it was just a simple cheese ravioli with a bit more cheese on top.

And just because, I made a loaf of beer bread. Actually, I have quite a few bottles of beer in the ‘fridge that need to be used for something. Time to figure out some fun recipes…

Beer bread really is the easiest thing in the world to make. I usually make it with self-rising flour, but I haven’t bought any, lately, so I improvised…


Beer Bread

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 12oz bottle beer
  • 2 oz melted butter

Preheat oven to 350°.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir in beer. Place batter in buttered loaf pan. Pour melted butter over top.

Place in preheated oven and bake about 1 hour.

The bread is great and can be tweaked to suit your meal or your ingredients at home. Add any beer – each one will impart its own flavor. Add herbs or spices. Top with caraway seeds or sesame… poppy seeds, cumin seeds… Add chipotle peppers. You get the drift…