Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Today show and Shells

Good Day everyone!

Wow this is really becoming a once a week blog. The weeks keep getting away from me. The reason for this is because I work a school schedule and things are starting to dwindle down which means things pick up! Last week was awesome though. On Monday me, husband and my friend, went to NEW YORK CITY to see the TODAY show! This is something that had been on my "bucket list". We left at 430am...which was a half hour behind schedule. The long and short is, we were going to leave at 4am BUT for whatever reason the alarm may or may not have gone off. Our poor friend was at the house at 4am ready to go but low and behold all the lights are out. She was pounding on the door until finally we woke up at 420am and went running. After ten minutes of running around and me saying sorry, I'm so sorry, we were in the car by 431am. We got to the TODAY SHOW by 830. That was after some misguiding, traffic, ferry trip, and power walking. It was great though, we got our pictures with ANN CURRY, NATALIE MORALES, ans AL ROCKER. Natalie is my favorite, mainly because she is gorgeous and we were pregnant at the same time. So naturally we are bonded. After the show we went to the NBC store, bought mugs. FYI-I have been drinking out of it every morning and my coffee tastes better, I swear! Took the subway over to Little Italy/China Town. Got to my favorite bakery and indulged in my sweet treats. Bought a sweatshirt that of course says I heart NY. Ate lunch off a street cart, it was something that had chicken, lamb, and beef in it. It was awesome! We had the best time. I was so happy to go! I was really starting to have this issue of doing the same thing day in and day out. Anyone else ever struggle with that? I love my life and I am so blessed but sometimes I get in a rut and something new needs to happen. In addition to mix things up, Saturday my sister and I went to a wine and chocolate festival. My sister and I both have kids so it is hard to get together as sisters. We had the best time, tasting wine and having all sorts of food samples. Two pounds worth of samples!! I bought a bottle of blackberry wine, to break open one night soon. So last week really helped me with my everyday routine. It was just what I needed. Also I would like to thank my husband for taking over and watching the kiddo.
And because we all know I love food, I tried something new. This is totally not a new food to the world but I have never made stuffed shells. In six years of being married I always wanted to make them but always thought they would be to time consuming. Well as it turns out, they are easier to make then lasagna! They were so good and the kid loved them! So I am posting this recipe to Tasty Tuesday, Foodie Friday, Ultimate Recipe Swap.
Stuffed Cheesy Goodness Shells
1 package of jumbo shells
1 jar sauce of choice
mix all of the following together
32oz. container ricotta cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tsp nutmeg
Cook and drain shells. Spread 1/2 cup of sauce on bottom of lasagna pan
Fill shells with cheese mixture-I used a cookie scoop-worked like a dream!
Arrange in baking dish and pour rest of sauce over shells.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
Top with some parm cheese.
Enjoy because it is awesome


  1. I love it, enjoy because it's awesome!! LOL I'm going to have to try that you, i've never made it because I thought it would take up too much time.

    how cool that you got to cross something off your bucket list! I'm jealous you are so close to NYC...visiting is on MY bucket list!!

  2. Can I be invited over the night you break open the wine? :)

  3. Oh what fun! I met Al on the street in NYC (he was taping in front of Macy's window about the parade) He was so nice and took a pic with us! Love your pictures. The wine and choc. festival sounds like fun! Haven't stuffed shells in years--thanks for the reminder and the recipe!

  4. Oh, I love stuffed shells! And thank goodness I married an Italian because he loves them, too!! Thanks for sharing!!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

  5. A family favorite on our house. Always a crowd pleaser!


  6. Glad you had fun. ML just bought a house on my street..Hope he has his friends out..:)

  7. Blackberry wine?! That sounds fabulous! I'll have to try to find some of that :)

    Lindsay Grace :)

  8. Those shells look and sound divine! I've never had them with nutmeg--will try that! I recently made a batch with browned Italian sausage in the mixture. Oh, my yum!

    Today Show sounds like a blast!!! I love knocking things off the bucket list. ;)

  9. Ooh! That wine sounds good! Lemme know what you think of it! The shells look yummy and you've totally inspired me to have a "bucket list!" hehe

    And I have to say that I FINALLY got around to sharing the Versatile blog award! I mentioned you in my latest post and hope you have some new readers because of it! :o)


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