Sunday, March 20, 2011
Recently, we had these stuffed shells. Now, you can easily make your own filling, but I'm not gonna lie and tell you it isn't any work. It is. And if you are up for it, you can find a good recipe here. However, if you have a lot on your plate already - say a ten month old who has just discovered the dogs' food and water bowls are lots of fun - well, then don't fell bad about taking the easy way out. Buy yourself some pre-stuffed frozen shells. We have a few great local Italian stores here that we can get the real thing (probably better than I could do actually) in ready to go packs. Most grocery stores sell them too.
Once they were bubbling, we plated the pasta parcels of ricotta and herbs with a few spoons of extra sauce and a sprinkle of grated parmesan. The carnivore may have scooted most of his spinach to the side, but at least he got a few bites of something green! In the meantime, we both got a meal - and plenty of leftovers - that we enjoyed. I'm tellin' ya these fellas were good!