The book is on the island...you can see it opened up to the right page....it's next to the zester, 1/2 an onion an open container of ricotta cheese and some jars of sauce.
The Recipe: (p. 52) Mega Meat-Stuffed Shells
Chef's Notes: So, growing up when we had stuffed shells they were stuffed with ricotta cheesy goodness. I love them. Truth be told....I made some ricotta cheesy goodness to stuff a few shells tonight. The fun part was mixing ricotta, mozzarella, an egg, oregano, basil, salt & pepper and nearly pouring it into the shells. It was fun to make it up as I went along. Meanwhile, back to the 2013 Great Cookbook Challenge....it was fun to try a meat & veggie filling for the shells.
First, (well, earlier I started the water for the shells) I sauteed a pound of meatloaf mix, added some onion, garlic, nutmeg, and s&p....
all that was happening while I thawed some frozen spinach in the microwave...and drained it in the sink.
Here's the cheesy goodness I mentioned earlier...
(Delsym was not included in this recipe in any way.)
And, well, there are no pictures of the final product. Sorry. I pulled it out of the oven after my company arrived, so it went straight to the table with a side of garlic bread and extra sauce just because.
The Verdict: I'm already looking forward to leftovers tomorrow. This is a do-over....and the combo of the cheesy goodness and and the scrumptious meatiness would work really well layered together in a lasagna.....
Until the next recipe . . .