Hummus

Usually I buy hummus in a big tub from Costco. It’s fairly cheap (especially compared to the tiny containers at regular grocery stores) and my family can blow thru one in about a week. My kids love it with chips or carrots. Zack and I enjoy toasting up some pita bread and scooping hummus up that way.

I got a hankerin’ for hummus tonight and (gasp!) we were all out. Doggone! I did a quick search and found that I could make my own fairly easily. The only ingredient I did not have was the tahini (the essential ingredient in hummus). But, another search online told me that you can make your own with sesame seeds and oil. Which I found at the back of my spice cupboard. So, I made some of that too. I know it might seem strange to make something in order to use it as an ingredient in something else – especially when it would probably have been much faster to just pop out to the grocery store and purchase some hummus. But hey, I’m always up for trying something new.

Hummus

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Butternut Squash Ravioli

This is not a “homemade” meal. I mean, I had to boil the water, but that’s about it.

Sometimes – I just am not feelin’ it when it comes to dinner time. Frequently that happens to fall on Friday night. Costco to the rescue. The other day I was there and stopped by one of their sample tables. Normally I do not eat the samples at Costco. I don’t know why, it just is gross to me. I know, there’s no reason I should feel that way, but I do. Anyway – I saw these two items paired together and it just seemed intriguing, so I stopped for a nibble.

Butternut Squash + Chicken Ravioli

 

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