Branson Globe, October 20, 2023

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Pumpkin Ravioli

BY CHEF JEFF WOODWARD Prep Time: 1 hour Serves: 4 Ingredients for pasta dough: • 3 Eggs • ½ tsp Salt • 2 C Flour • 1 T Olive Oil Instructions for pasta dough: 1. Put flour and salt on a cutting board, making a well in the flour. 2. Add the eggs and olive oil into the center. 3. Break up the eggs with a fork and slowly incorporate the flour and eggs. Continue until the eggs are well incorporated. 4. Knead the dough until all the flour is incorporated. 5. Form dough into the

shape of a disk. 6. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest for 40 minutes. 7. Cut the dough in half and roll into thin rectangular sheets or use a pasta roller. Ingredients for filling: • 2.5 C Pumpkin Puree • 2 oz Parmesan, freshly grated • ⅛ tsp Pumpkin Spice • 1 pinch Salt Instructions for filling: 1. Mix together the pumpkin puree, grated parmesan, and pumpkin spice until well blended. 2. Set aside. To form ravioli: 1. If using a ravioli mold, lay a sheet of pasta over a ravioli mold then press

down the frame to make indents. 2. Fill each with a teaspoon of filling. 3. Lightly dampen the edges of each ravioli with water then place another layer of dough on top, trying to avoid any air getting in each one. 4. Seal, then trim the excess pasta from around the side of the mold. 5. Carefully remove each ravioli from the mold and lay them on a floured trays. 6. If not using a mold, make ravioli by laying the first piece of pasta out, dotting teaspoons of filling in even lines. Dampening dough on edges then

place another layer of dough on top. Press the areas between the filling to seal and cut. Ingredients to serve: • 4 T Butter • 8 Sage Leaves • ½ C Heavy Whipping Cream Instructions to serve: 1. Add butter and sage leaves to a saucepan and cook on medium heat until butter begins to brown. 2. Add heavy whipping cream, reduce by half (approximately 10 minutes). 3. Add ravioli to a pot of boiling salted water. Cook for 4 mins. Strain. 4. Put Ravioli into cream sauce and toss for approx-

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imately one minute. 5. Serve on a plate and garnish with fresh parsley or sage leaves. GO ROGUE by adding candied pepitas to the fin-

ished dish. If you’d like Chef Jeff to make this delicious recipe or any other meal for you, contact him at

Creamy chicken & wild rice soup BY JANET STEINKAMP, Editor Yield: 6 bowls Yummy, and oh, so creamy! Ingredients: • 1 6-ounce package chicken and wild rice mix • 5 cups water (or chicken broth) or more liquid, as desired • 2 medium carrots, shredded

• 2 tablespoons dried minced onion • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed • 1 can cream of chicken soup • 2 cups chicken, cooked, cubed, or shredded (a rotisserie chicken is quick and easy) Instructions: 1. In a large saucepan, com-

bine packaged rice and seasonings with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. 2. Stir in carrots and onion. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. 3. Stir in cream cheese, soup and chicken. Cook until heated through.

Just like your fabric has snags of shame and pulledthreads of trauma, so the plaid fabric of your marriage will have some tears, too. Together you and your spouse have faced hurts and setbacks. You have had to stitch things up and mend your differences. Once these issues are resolved, the material of marriage is stronger. Have a conversation with your spouse. What are your individual strengths, interests and goals? Then, what

are your joint strengths? What can you accomplish together? Do you have snags in the thread of your design? Tears and pulled threads in your emotions? Where do you need to heal so your marriage is not falling apart? By growing yourself you grow your closest relationships. What can you do today to be a better marriage partner? What can you do to encourage and inspire your partner?

MindFlow: Making plaid in the proportion of access they have to you. In the circles of society you participate in, marriage will be one of the most up-close and personal. The person you are married to can bring you joy or pain more than almost anyone else. There is a closer emotional bond with your BY DANIEL KOREN, is a local marriage partner and you ofbusiness owner and motivaten see him or her more than tional speaker. anyone else. backed up over our lugSo, let’s talk about the gage. fabric of life. We had just finished our You have a weave. No, wedding ceremony. I car- not your hair. You were woried all the luggage out and ven together as a person. set it behind the car so I Your identity includes could sort everything into many of your preferencthe trunk. Our honeymoon es and inclinations you’ve awaited. had from birth. Some of We were young. I was your perspective has been distracted. I was sleep de- shaped by forces out of your prived. I forgot to put any- control and by choices you thing in the trunk. I remem- have made. Some traumas bered when it was under the in life have left snags and rear tire. tears in your self-worth and Yep, that kind of affected self-talk. the fabric of the garment Your life-fabric came bag. The damage wasn’t from God. Your parents conterrible, but sometimes ac- tributed the physical effects, cidents happen that leave personality and emotional marks, snags, or tears. Of make up. Your purpose, miscourse, I’m talking about sion and identity came from our lives now. above and your life will not People can hurt you only feel in harmony until you to the extent of access they align with His intentions for have to you. Likewise, peo- you. We will talk about that ple can bring you joy only more next time.


Your marriage partner also has a life-fabric. Let’s say yours is burgundy and your spouse’s is a complementary shade of forest green (at least I hope those work together). When you join your lives together, you make a lovely plaid. You still have your personal distinctions, but your involvements, finances and interests intertwine and overlap in many areas. This distinction-with-connection is important. Early in marriage, I let my personality and interests swallow my wife’s until it hurt our relationship. Recently, we celebrated 28 years together! And we are still working out a healthy overlap without either one disappearing or being run over by the other. That tension keeps marriage interesting. Together, a married couple has a personality. The

distinctions of their identities come together to make a new focus and to accomplish more than either could have done separately. A united couple can accomplish many things that a soloist could not. Think of how different plaid is from its two main colors. Not everyone will be married, but those involved in this social circle will find a new dimension to life with its own troubles, challenges and rewards. Look how important marriage is and how little time most people spend on it. Marriage is on level two of the seven social circles we have been looking at. Have you noticed how much more time people tend to spend on level five, their work world? How much more effort are you giving other relationships ahead of your marriage?

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