Monday Night D&D & Lemon Ravioli Pesto Recipe

It was super cute last night. My daughter is home from college and she has missed gaming with her stepdad.

Madeleine  has not been able to play with him in a while because of being away at college in Savannah. While she was in high school he ran a weekly game for her and best her friends. It was great the kids loved it. They learned the game and those that did not graduate at the same time she did started their own gaming groups. One of the girls loves to DM.

I have to have a proud Mom moment here and say it is fantastic how much she has grown as an artist in just one year at school. Savannah College of Arts and design is proving to be a great school and a great choice for her as an animation student.

Hearing the stories about her professors and the movies they have worked on and the production stories are inspiring.  They have created an excitement and fire in her to work even harder and to excel.

Below is some of my daughter’s work.

pancakes pillow

Dreaming of pancakes


Cosmic Bunny Man

teechip copy

My Neighbor Phoenix

I put the links were they can be purchased since she is trying to earn college tuition. I think she did a really good job on these new art pieces.

Back to the Monday night D&D game. Madeleine decided she needed to film the game with her phone. Since Warren is her favorite DM. She shared it live stream on the Critical role fan club facebook page.

It is sideways and shaky but very cute. My husband uses a large TV linked to his computer via HDMI for maps; all of the players have laser pointers to point moves on the map. My husband is super cute in the video too!

We have a tradition for our game nights everyone brings food to share and it is meal time. I don’t usually play but sometimes other friends show up just to hang out during game time so it becomes a bit of a party. Game night is something we look forward to every week. The group of friends that come to play feel like family and we love just hanging out with them.

Last night I made a really yummy ravioli dish. It was an experiment but turn out so good I thought I should share the recipe. This insures I won’t forget how I made the dish LOL

lemon ravioli

Ricotta & Lemon Ravioli with Arugula Mint Pesto


The ravioli is not home made. It is Central Market frozen Taste of Italy.  1-2 boxes depending on how many you are feeding

1 box of baby arugula

1 bunch on mint

1 package of pinenuts

1 lemon

1 clove garlic

1/2 onion finely diced

2 baby red bell peppers finely diced

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

White wine

Pinch red pepper flake

Parmesan cheese


In a cast iron pan saute the onions and bell peppers in olive oil. Once the onions have turned translucent add the pinenuts to toast them. Be careful at this point because you do not want onions to burn just caramelize a bit. When the pinenuts have started browning add crushed garlic. Once pinenuts are toasted pour in 1/2 cup of wine and turn off heat.

Start your salted water for the ravioli. Cook following directions on box.

While the water is coming to a boil put the arugula, mint, juice of one lemon, pinch of red pepper and the pinenut mixture into food processor. Turn on until mixture is fairly smooth. Add 3/4 of a small container of Parmesan cheese and pulse the food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Once your pasta is cooked mix with the pesto.

This would be really good with roasted chicken or smoked salmon and capers added. I am going to try with salmon next time I make the recipe.







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