“Go Stuff Yourself” Shells
It is freezing cold. Last night we all gathered together to watch the winter classic and instead of taking the streetcar home with two borden babes, I decided it would be a good idea to get some exercise and walk (Front to Bloor on Spadina). Needless to say, it was a terrible decision. Today was no different. I walked home from work in minus 1,000,000 degree Toronto weather with no gloves (why?) and no scarf (why?). Dumb.
But when you’re in that kind of cold, you start to think. And I was thinking about dinner. Something hot. Something new. Something filling.
I didn’t want to make a soup, and I didn’t want to spend my night in the kitchen.
So I decided to go sans recipe and make stuffed pasta.
This is incredibly easy to make (do all the steps at once) and didn’t take me more than 40 minutes (rice takes time, ya know).
Make this. My new roomie Kate was super impressed.
2 cloves Garlic
1/3 green pepper
3/4 cup rice (add water and cook per instructions)
Half pack of Yves ground round
One Pack of Giant shells
One Jar, pasta sauce
Goat cheese (optional)
Boil pasta, cook rice. Preheat oven to 350.
Once pasta is done, run under cold water and separate all shells. Leave to cool.
Heat oil in a frying pan, sauté onion and garlic.
Add Grn pepper, Yves ground and carrot. Once rice is done, toss it all in and add lemon juice. Just enough to give it a taste. And salt if needed.
Fill each shell with 1 tablespoon (approx) of mix and add sauce to top. If you are using avocado, add a slice to the top of each.
Place on baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.
Remove and cover with more sauce (if needed) and goat cheese.
Eat them up. Eat all of them up. Maybe share them if you’re a nice person like I am. But if not, just eat them all up.