1 (edited by RShehay Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:57 pm)

Topic: Something fun to do! And anyone can do it!

Recently moved out and want to know what to do to keep alive? Want to show off? Just want to enjoy doing something and feel good afterwords? One great solution is COOKING! and I am here to provide a great recipe that can be cheap and very tasty!

1 box of jumbo pasta shells
1 can of Del Monte Chunky Spaghetti Sauce
1 lb of Jimmy Dean's Italian Sausage
1 bag of 5 Italian cheese
Parmesean Cheese
15 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 egg
1 tsp pesto
pepper
garlic salt
a cube of spinach

Preheat oven to 350 F


Alright, you want to start by thawing out the block of frozen spinach and drain thoroughly, then get a dish towel and sqeeze out all the excess water and juice. Set aside.

Then, cook your pound of Italian Sausage and when that is well done take off the heat and let it cool. Set aside

Cook your shells al-dente, that means not thoroughly and still a little hard. A good time would be about 5-6 minutes.

Take the ricotta cheese, egg, pesto, a tsp of pepper and a tsp of garlic salt and mix with the spinach and ground sausage you had sitting on the side

Then get a large oven pan and cover the bottom (no need to go completely overboard) of it with the sauce.

Stuff the shells with the concoction of ricotta chz etc and stuff the shells (a spoon would be a good tool to use). Then place those on your cooking pan put the rest of the sauce over that. Sprinkle the 5 Italian chz over the shells and cook for 20 mins, or when the cheese it nicely browned.

Remove from oven and sprinkle the parmesean cheese over that (yes...I love cheese...mmmmm...MMMM) and let it cool a bit and VOILA! ENJOY

Learning how to cook can be very rewarding and zen like. You can be a chef in a matta of no time! smile

It was the denial of God, the denial of man, and the destruction of the world in miniature form.

Re: Something fun to do! And anyone can do it!

This should be in fans. But, yes, cooking can be fun. My most recently learned things are lasagna, which I really love how mine comes out. And meatloaf. I don't like meatloaf, but it's my husband's favorite meal so I'll make it for him. He says it's the best. And for Christmas I made egg nog cookies, which turned out really good.

A good site to go to is http://allrecipes.com/ That's where I got all three of the recipes up there. I also altered each of them to better suit our tastes. A note of advice, read the comments from people who've made food from the recipes, they often have wonderful ideas and things to do to make it better.

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Awesome. This was something I had learned from me mum and took the recipes with me when I moved. I often go to the allrecipes site, it's great. Another great thing to make--in a very similar way to lasagna would be Egg Plant Parmesean, it's something worth trying for him and I'm sure he'll doubly love.

Sorry for posting in the wrong section, I'll remember to next time.

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Re: Something fun to do! And anyone can do it!

i have somthing fun u can do on guitar
u have a guitar then u get down on ur knee in front of ur amp then u strum ur guitar and it'll sound like ur struming rly fast.
another is u once again get on ur knee in front of ur amp and hold high noteson the neck and rub ur hand against the place where u usually strum and scratch it like a DJ and it'll sound weird but awsome
and the last one is rly easy just take a guitar pick and scratch it up the neck of ur guitar
btw this has to be electric trust me it dont work w/ acoustic

i dont care if you kill me it'll just one more worthless person out of the world. J. fett

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J, how is that related to cooking?

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sorry i thought it was everything not just cooking. THANKS FOR MAKING ME LOOK RETARDED

i dont care if you kill me it'll just one more worthless person out of the world. J. fett

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im such a dumbass

i dont care if you kill me it'll just one more worthless person out of the world. J. fett

Re: Something fun to do! And anyone can do it!

Eh I don't really think cooking is fun IMO. Probably because I can't cook. Some people just can't cook really well no matter how hard they try.

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9 (edited by Terra Monday, May 18, 2009 10:09 pm)

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RShehay your recipe seems AWESOME. Yummy stuff. I'll have to try it and come back to you about it. big_smile



J. fett wrote:

sorry i thought it was everything not just cooking. THANKS FOR MAKING ME LOOK RETARDED

I don't think you look retarded at all. Was never Miba's intention to do that either, she just tries to help keeping things on topic in the threads. Title didn't mention cooking, so everyone could have done the same mistake as you.



CeciliaCrimsondragonFett wrote:

Eh I don't really think cooking is fun IMO. Probably because I can't cook. Some people just can't cook really well no matter how hard they try.

Well, some stuff is just plain tough or nearly impossible to do if you don't know certain advanced tricks. It's a try and error thing. You have to remember what was too much or not enough, for which things, and then the next time you try adjusting. It gets easier over time if you cook the same things often enough.

What is it you tried to do?

Cast iron and treadmills? Oh yes. Still sculpting me to what I really want to be, and I love it. :)

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Thanks, again Terra! I've also learned another really good dish of Black beans and rice. I had recently had a large potluck with my fellow animators and brought it over. It fed the whole group and I've been getting calls from people either asking me to cook it for them or teach them how, it's a good buzz that I get when I know that people are enjoying what I"m making.

for that,

Bird's Eye Southwest blend (it's got black beans, onions, red and green peppers, and corn)
olive oil
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 lb of ground sage sausage
rice
chicken stock
can of diced tomatoes
large pot

if you can get the southwest blend, all the vegtables come canned or frozen and can save you a ton of money

sear chicken in pot with olive oil, remove and set aside
then, cook your sausage in oil, keep in pot because it adds for great flavoring
mix in your southwest mix, rice (1 cup) and chicken stock (2 cups) and chicken, stir together
add in can of diced tomatoes.
put on very low heat and allow rice to cook with all the ingredients. This allows all the flavors to mix together, causing near euphoric tastes. This should be about 30-mins to 45 mins. MAKE SURE THAT YOU COVER THE POT TIGHTLY. You can do this aluminum foil and then place the lid on top or at least make sure your lid is snugly over the pot. You can eyeball how well the rice has been cooked, it generally is fluffy. Sometimes, depending on how much you mixed together it might take up to an hour.

serve with sour cream garnish and grated cheeze...yum!

cecilia, cooking this stuff can be quite simple, it just takes not being afraid of the oven/stove and as a result can be your best friend. I found this to be helpful when...still being a starving artist and helps you eat better than quick trip or top ramen. I've only made this a few times and surprised how well it turns out every time.

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J. fett wrote:

im such a dumbass

I would agree with you but I think your depressed so i wont tongue

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Interesting recipes RShehay, I would try them myself but I'm vegetarian so no chicken or Italian sausage for me.
I do LOVE cooking though, it is better for you and less expensive than eating out all of the time. Congratulations on moving out and enjoy your independence.

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