Ok, I can’t stay away!  I tried to take a break, but I can’t do it!  😉  So…while I might not be posting as regularly as I used to, I’m definitely still cooking- might as well post about it!

I got this one from This Week for Dinner (love!), and I just liked how easy it seemed.  And how delicious it sounded- who doesn’t like stuffed shells?

I made the “stuffing” ahead of time, and it’s chilling in the fridge.  I think that’s the key to cooking for me now- I really have to plan ahead.  Having two little kids and a newborn doesn’t really allow me the time to just wing it anymore- I have to plan out my moves! 😉  Anyway, the filler for the shells is ricotta cheese, some mashed garlic cloves, chopped fresh basil, salt, pepper, and an egg.

Oh, I didn’t really use that many garlic cloves- probably about three, but I just liked how these looked for the picture!

Next up- boiling the shells.  I’m not making as many as the recipe suggests, mainly bc I don’t wanna be eating stuffed shells forever- which I would, since I’m the one that’s home all day!  I’ll probably just use about 10-15, and will have some leftover for lunch.

Once they’re cooked, it’s stuffing time- kinda fun!  Use about 1 T. of the mix per shell, add them to a baking dish, and cover w/sauce.  I’m adding in some of the slow-roasted tomatoes from earlier bc…well, why not?  Then, sprinkle w/mozzarella cheese and bake (at 350) for 25-30 minutes.

When I was assembling these, I had the line from “Pretty Woman” going through my head, from the part in the restaurant w/the snails…”slippery little suckers.”  These little shells are crazy-slippery, and hard to hang on to to stuff! 😉


Be back w/an update!


Well, I forgot to take a picture when it was finished, so you’ll just have to imagine a pan of these, rather than the two on this plate! 😉

As always, Jane’s recipe was super-good, and E and I ate way more than we should have.  Yum- definitely a recommended recipe, and something I’ll plan to make again.  It’s seriously just too yummy (and easy) not to make again!