There is a saying which I have found to be very true......which is....."you are never too old to learn"....another is "If in doubt read the instructions"
How many of you have seen or used this product:
With the addition of the sauce it looks like a very tasty, easy and convenient meal for someone living on there own who has lost the inclination to spend hours in the kitchen cooking exotic dishes doesnt it.
Some months ago while browsing the shelves in the supermarket I spotted these products and thought what a good idea.....just put the sauce in a pan, drop in the pasta bits, heat it for a few minutes, and presto!..... dinner is ready. Did not bother to read the directions, being a bit of a know-all when it comes to cooking. After all I did feed a large family many nourishing home cooked meals over a lot of years.
After dropping the pasta and sauce into the pan and heating it, I sat down in front of tv to enjoy this new experience, not having had ravioli before. Well all I could say was yuk! Not even the addition of some good parmesan altered the awful taste. Decided I would stick to the basic bolognaise with basic pastas that I had always made for myself and the leftovers went into the bin!.
Recently, when visiting my son, his wife had asked him to bring home something easy for dinner, and he arrived with this very same thing that I 'hated'. Being a nice guest I did not say anything, and then later when I walked into the kitchen..... there was all the pasta boiling away in a big pot. "What are you doing ?" I asked....."cooking it, Mum"......"oh, do you have to boil that?" .....
The penny dropped.....no wonder I had not enjoyed my lot....I had eaten it virtually raw!!!!!!! aaaark!.
Am pleased to say that the dish was delicious, and I have vowed to try this again whenever I feel like something simple and easy for dinner.
So I learned the hard way.......firstly read the directions....and secondly be prepared to learn something new every day.