Tasty Tuesday again
Late again, huh? When will I learn? I even cooked this on Monday but am just now getting around to posting it. And how awful is it that it’s been a week since my last post? Bad blogger. I’ll get better at this. I actually ended up feeling quite sickly this past weekend and had to miss out on a much anticipated white water rafting trip so I’ve been a little out of sorts. I’m starting to feel on the mend (just a cough and some congestion remaining) and like I can tackle some typical things: like a busy work week and some good home cooking/baking.
This week’s Tasty Tuesday menu: Cheesy stuffed shells with yummy meaty sauce and baked carrots
It’s nothing ground-breaking in the “trying new foods” category for me but I’ve never made any kind of stuffed pasta so it seemed fun.
The carrots cook for longer so I got those ready and in the oven first. It was almost a joke how easy they were. Drizzle with some olive oil and throw some thyme on it. Yup. That's it. It was fun to use fresh thyme though cause I don’t think I’ve ever used fresh herbs before… unless fresh mint for mojito’s counts.
It's not really "Amy's cooking" without a leeetle bit of burnt-ness :)
And here are all my ingredients for the pasta - ready to be constructed…
This goes into the oven with the carrots...
And then bam! It’s a meal!
Total hit: the husband loved the whole thing, especially the meaty wine sauce.
In other news. I am totally floored by how much growth my little spinach plant has made since just about 10 days ago! Compare for yourselves...
At least I think it’s spinach. I’ve never grown anything before so it all looks like little green leafy stuff and I seem to have lost my cute little map that I neatly drew out for my garden beds. I’ll just find out once I eat it soon enough.
And finally, the 5k team is official! I signed up this past Sunday and our team name is: "For the Dairy Pillows." hahaha. Should be fun... now all I need is to prep for it!