Thursday, February 3, 2011

MEAL 2 - I'm going OUT TONIGHT! :)

I've done my share of cooking this week! I give me the BEST WIFE AWARD, now it's time TO GO OUT TO EAT ON THE TOWN!


1 box Manicotti shells
1 lb. ground beef
Italian seasonings to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 c. cottage cheese
1/2 of a large onion, chopped
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1-2 c. shredded mozzarella


- In a large pot bring water to a boil. Pour in a little bit of salt and olive oil so the shells don't stick together. Add shells and cook according to the directions on the box. Drain.
- In a large skillet saute onion in a little bit of olive oil.
- Add meat and season with salt, pepper and Italian seasonings. Cook until browned through.
- Remove skillet from heat and stir in cottage cheese.
- In a 9x13 baking dish pour about 1/2 cup of sauce in the bottom of the pan and spread evenly.
- Take each cooked shell and stuff with meat mixture {if the shells break just layer the shells and meat.
- Place in the baking dish so they are packed in close together.
- Top with remaining sauce.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.
- Top with shredded cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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