Saturday, December 22, 2012

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Spinach Stuffed Shells is one of my kids' favorite dishes.  I'm such a bad cook, but even this I can't mess up!  Every year it is our tradition to let the kids decide what we do for Christmas Eve.  This year they are torn between staying home and having stuffed shells for dinner or going to BJ's to get the ever popular pazookie for dessert! 

Spinach Stuffed Shells

1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg slightly beaten
1 – 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, cooked and well drained
½ tsp dried oregano leaves
¼ tsp salt
12 – 18 jumbo shells, cooked al dente, drained, cooled
1 – 15 ½ oz jar speghetti sauce (my favorite is Prego Parmesan-Romano)

Mix well first 7 ingredients.  Stuff about 3 tablespoons into each shell.  In 12x8 baking dish, spread ½ of spaghetti sauce.  Spoon remaining sauce over shells.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until hot. 
 
The following nutrition information was obtained using the Recipe Calculator at SparkPeople.com and is based on using 15 shells for the recipe. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays 2012!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!

This year my cards were literally thrown together very quickly.  Typically I have them all planned out and ready to go by Thanksgiving, which involves hours of my time.  For this year's card, I ran over to the District by my house and took some pictures of the girls.  This involved having to bribe them with ice cream.  Once home and everyone was in bed, I made the cards in about an hours time.  I found the ornament font online to start, and based the card off of that.  I used the girls' headband as the pattern for the numbers I put on the ornaments (using Corel Paintshop Pro).  I like how they turned out, however if I had spend more time on the cards I would have done a lot of things differently. 

The final cards were printed at Vistaprint, since I had previously purchased a Groupon there.  I was very pleased with how they turned out.  I highly recommend using their heaviest card stock and gloss on all sides :)
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