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Valentine’s Dinner

March 5, 2009

My husband and I celebrated our first married Valentine’s Day this year. In our several years of dating, I think we only went out to dinner on Valentine’s Day once; every other year has been fairly lowkey. This year, we stuck with our typical casual Valentine’s Day. Since we were staying in, I decided to make Stuffed Shells. I love the simplicity of this dish, but it has a lot of flavor depth which makes it even better.

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Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:

1-16 oz. container ricotta (I usually use low fat, but regular is fine, too)

1 lb. frozen spinach, chopped

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (use real grated Parmesan–the Kraft sawdust is not OK for this)

2 eggs

1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg (I often add a little more, as I like the additional flavor)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 package large shells or manicotti

1 can of broth (or 2 buillion cubes mixed with 2 cups of water)img_0362

Directions:

Put ingredients in a bowl and stir until well incorporated. Fill pasta (prior to cooking) and place in a single layer in a 9 x 11 inch pan. img_0369

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Spread ragu over the top, and pour broth until it just covers the pasta.

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Sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese.

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Cover pan with foil and back at 350 degrees for about an hour. Serve and enjoy!

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