My friend, Brook and I went to American Idol yesterday and it was a blast! I was really excited to go, but didn't have any expectations of getting a good seat or seeing any stars. I actually get really nervous before going to those type of things, because of the unknown. It was easy! We stood in line for 2 hours. They brought us to a holding area for 45 mins and then we were taken in and given great seats! We were split up, Brook was 2 rows in front of me, but I was still on the 4th row! Minka Kelly and Mandy Moore were an aisle over from me and I starred at them the whole time! I was also star struck by Nigel Lythgoe and Ryan Seacrest (who said hi to me!!) I also enjoyed the performances. I can't decide who I want to win now, they are so incredible! Joshua and Jessica were not my favorite, but after hearing them live, I know why the judges are so crazy for them. The stage is really cool, it is huge!
If you watched last night's episode you would have seen me 3 times in the audience. I had so many calls and Facebook messages from Texas when I got out, so I couldn't wait to watch it when I got home. My face was the first close up on an audience member (right after they announced Ryan). It was an incredible LA experience. I wish we could have taken our cell phones, there were so many picture moments!!! Here is a pic my sister took of me on the TV.
I made these one day when J was not home for dinner. They were yummy, but really rich! Maybe I should not have made them for dinner, but as an appetizer. haha!
1 package fresh ravioli (1 used some plain cheese and some goat cheese/sundried tomato from Trader Joes)
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/3 cup-1/2 cup oil
grated parmesan cheese
Mix together in a shallow dish, bread crumbs, panko, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Beat eggs in a separate bowl.
Dip ravioli in egg.
Then dredge in bread crumbs.
Bread all the ravioli that you would like to fry and set aside until ready.
Heat oil. Fry ravioli in batches until golden on both sides. They fry up quickly so watch them carefully.
Drain on paper towels. Season with salt and grated parmesan cheese.
Serve with Marinara sauce.
A yummy appetizer for any party...or just a quiet night at home!