Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wine & Stuffed Shells

Since the visit to Siena and San Gimignano and loving the wine there (my post on this visit is still in draft form -- there is so much to talk about and so little time to sit down and write since I don't have my laptop here -- so look for the post soon!), I picked up this bottle at the grocery just down the block from my apartment. Only 4 euros for the bottle and well worth it! San Gimignano is known for their white wines and I too am now a fan!

Here is a photo of my pasta creation: Stuffed shells.  Although my roommate, the chief chef, helped me do most of it, I felt rather proud of learning how to make the dish. We used large shell noodles, mozzarella, ricotta, and parmesan cheese, one egg and some basil, mixed into a paste.  We then stuffed the shells with the cheesy goop and laid them in a pan with red sauce to simmer over the stove.  We added a little more red sauce and let them cook for maybe 15 minutes.

*Note: I made this dish again on my own for my friend a few days ago and she said it was delicious! So "HA" to all of my friends and family who still believe I am incapable of making anything... just wait until I make my stuffed shells for you! ;)

1 comment:

  1. We are very excited for you to come home and cook for all of us. Guess what, I will even do the dishes for you!! Stay safe and make wise choices!


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