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.

MANICOTTI


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.

3 comments:

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, meat...how 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.