No special occasion, just feel like having something nice, without paying an arm and an leg. So what to do, home-style cooking!

With the help of my nieces, we were able to whip up this nice meal in 1-1/2 hours. Our dinner tonight consisted tomato basil soup (Trader Joe’s) over puff pastry, ravioli (Costco) with white mushroom sauce (from scratch) and lobster salad with toasted sesame dressing (from scratch). It was definitely a filling meal, both healthy and budget-friendly.

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We also tried out a new dessert (almond jello). No, this was made yesterday, I just decorated with some longans and mandarins. Whew, what a great day!

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