Then she mixed the ricotta cheese, spinach, Parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses together.
Then she used the manicotti noodle as a telescope.
Then S filled the manicotti noodles with our spinach and cheese mixture. Layed them in the baking dish covered in a red cream sauce. Then she sprinkled them with more cheese!
Looks good S!!!!!!!
What you need:
1 small box frozen spinach (thawed and wrung dry)
12 uncooked manicotti noodles
15 oz or ricotta cheese
1 cup mozzarella (shredded)
1 cup cheddar (shredded)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups prepared sauce
Step 1) Par-boil manicotti noodles, drain. Place in a bowl of cold water to prevent sticking. Preheat oven to 350.
Step 2) Combine eggs, 1/4 cup of Parmesan, 1/2 of the mozzarella, cheddar and ricotta cheeses and the seasonings. Drain shells, pat dry with paper towels. Fill shells with the cheese mixture. I put all of the filling in a plastic ziplock bag and cut one bottom corner of the bag off. That way you can pipe the filling in the shell easily.
Step 3) Spread 1/2 cup of the prepared sauce over the bottom of a shallow 3 quart baking dish. Arrange shells over the sauce; covering with remaining sauce and spoon remaining ricotta over each shell. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake covered loosely with foil for 40 minutes.
Forever ago, LeeAnn, Dawn and I went to a Goose Island beer tasting at our local liquor store. Our plan was to do the tasting and have a quick somewhat early dinner after before heading our separate ways home. Wellllll we did the tasting which was so much fun. The beer was amazing. I went in expecting not to like anything because I absolutely hate Honker's Ale which is a Goose Island product. Let me tell you.... these beers were nothing like nasty Honker's Ale. I didn't have a favorite because I liked each and every one we tasted. We left the liquor store after the tasting and were planning on heading to dinner when LeeAnn said let's just go have one drink. Famous last words. We drove down the street to a local bar and proceeded to have too much fun until the restaurant was closed. Were so hungry that we ate the bread basket at the last bar on our stop around 2 a.m. So much for our dinner and being home early. LeeAnn was lucky enough to find a to go box filled with some body's leftovers which she ate every last bite of! This night was the most fun I had had in a long time.
I'm home today due to an ice storm hitting the St. Louis area. I love snow days!!!!! Hope everyone has a great week.