I finally cooked something.
Yesterday I whipped up an easy cannelloni. It totally hit the spot.
Italian Sausage, Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Cannelloni
1-2 T olive oil
1/2 white onion, diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper (or any colour), diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Italian sausages (casings removed)
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 cup (packed) spinach, chopped
3-4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 box cannelloni
1 jar tomato pasta sauce
Grated cheese for on top
Heat the oil on medium in a high sided pan. Once hot, add the onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook until soft (5 minutes or so). Add the sausage and break up in the pan. Cook until done. Meanwhile boil water and cook the noodles. Once the sausage is done add the ricotta and chopped spinach and basil. Stir until combined. Fill the noodles with the mixture and lay in a greased pan. Cover with tomato sauce and shredded cheese and bake for about 1/2 hour at 350.
Although these cannelloni tasted great, it was really annoying trying to stuff them. I usually stick to stuffing giant shells because it is easier. I made such a mess trying to get the filling in these darn things.
I haven't been cooking much ... but I have been juicing! The other day I juiced 2 grapefruits and some watermelon. It was a great combination and a pretty colour too :-)
Today is my dad's 71st birthday! Happy Birthday Dad!!! Tonight I am going out for supper with him for something related to his work, and then tomorrow the family is taking him out for a fun dinner at Teppanyaki.
Have you ever stuffed cannelloni? Do you find it as much of a pain as I do?