I am very quick to call myself a work in-progress in the kitchen. As I've mentioned before, my husband is an amazing cook with the ability to whip things up from scratch. I, however, subscribe to the semi-homemade method for almost everything. I've realized that adding unnecessary steps into dinner is how I get overwhelmed and give up so I give myself every opportunity to succeed. One new step? I've been keeping a few jars of gourmet tomato sauce around for really quick dinners that taste drastically better with the pop of a top.
My new favorite dinner to make is Spinach Stuffed Shells with ooma tesoro's sauce. And no, this is not a sponsored post. I just love the simple sauce and love a good success story. The owners/creators are a husband and wife team who both lost their jobs a few years ago (sounds familiar) and started making large batches of a secret-family recipe marinara sauce to sell at Farmers Markets so they could keep their home in the northeast. They've since expanded big time and I can taste why!
Spinach Stuffed Shells
2 cups of Ricotta Cheese
1 cup of Italian Blend Cheese
1 small package of thawed frozen (drained) spinach
Stir together in a bowl
Cook 1 package of large shells and let cool
Fill the shells with the mixture above and place in a baking dish
Top with Marinara Sauce and more cheese
Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes
*sorry for leaving that last bit off yesterday. I posted in the morning and was gone all day and couldn't make the change from my phone. I tried to keep everyone who commented in the loop but I offer a big giant OOOPS just in case your family ate cold pasta last night for dinner. Although, my recipe contains no raw egg so feel free to try this cold. I think Wells would probably enjoy it that way as she likes everything to be room temperature.