Monday, April 6, 2009

Give it a whirl!

So, I have never posted a recipe on here. I got to see Stephanie briefly at PINK and I think in the spirit of Marilyn Hickey, she brushed by me and her cooking anointing passed! I am just kidding and Oh, how I WISH!

Tonight, my father-in-love is in town and we have this woman here who is interviewing for a position. Plus, you never know who may stop on over at Southfork for dinner. I was trying to plan ahead and get things in line. Having a real dinner crisis. I was thinking, "AHH! I need a Stephanie intervention!" I think she knew it and prayed for me.

I recalled this recipe that I made quite some time ago. It really is easy and it tastes a whole lot better than it sounds. You should give it a whirl.


1 lb Ground Beef
2 Cloves Garlic, Crushed
2 cups Small Curd Cottage Cheese
8 oz Shredded Mozzarella
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Mayonnaise
16 Manicotti, cooked, drained
2 jars Spaghetti Sauce (any kind)
1 tsp Oregano
Parmesan Cheese

Brown ground beef and garlic; drain fat. Mix next 4 ingredients in bowl; stir in beef. Fill each manicotti with about ¼ cup cheese-meat filling. Place in backing dish, cover with spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle top with oregano and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

**Noodles have a tendency to break so it’s always good to use a half package or so more. It’s hard to stuff the manicotti when the noodles are split to far.


sevans said...

You are too funny. My anointing comes and goes! I missed on a meal with the in-laws a couple of weeks ago. Been really uninspired since. ;) Good call on manacotti. I LOVE it!!! Growing up, it was always a treat when my mom made it. Pasta, cheese, bad could that be??

The Durham's said...

Good job, mama!! You SOOO have the cooking bone in you.....accept it!! Miss you tons:):)

Taylor-Man said...

Sweet Melissa....I think you are a better cook than you think you are! Look at you gettin' all fancy on us. You are too cute. I'm sure it was fabulous! Shall I start calling you Martha? Stewart that is.