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
15 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 tsp pesto
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!
Last edited by RShehay (Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:57 pm)