When I go a long time without a post I seem to have less to say; you focus on the big picture and the minute details that occupy so many of my other posts just seem unnecessary. I did see the Avengers and the new American Pie movie. The former was amazing and the latter was great if for no other reason than because I saw it with three of the four (or were there five?) guys I originally saw it with when it first came out. We couldn't get in since it was R and we were too young, but my friend's mom took us. He was mortified (oh Nadia...) and we loved it. He now lives in North Carolina and it would've been weird to invite his mom, but the wife of another one of us chaperoned in her stead.
I went down a water slide a couple days ago for the first time in ages. It was everything I remember and more! I bruised my knee a little, but that's because I rock too hard, not because I'm getting old.
1 package Shells
Large bunch Basil
Large bunch Parsley
2 tbsp Dried Oregano
2 tbsp Cracked Red Pepper Flakes
1 tbsp Fennel Seeds
16 oz. Ricotta Cheese
8 oz. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1 can Tomato Sauce
1 lb. Ground Beef
Cook the Shells in Boiling Water. While that's happening, saute the Basil, Parsley, Shallots, and one half of each of the Spices (Oregano, Pepper Flakes, and Fennel). Mix the sauteed ingredients with the Cheeses and stuff into the drained Shells. Cook the Beef and mix with the Tomato Sauce and the remaining Spices. Put the Stuffed Shells in a pot or pan and cover with Meat Sauce. Bake on 350 for 40 minutes and then serve with shredded Parmigiana Cheese. Salt and Pepper as you deem necessary.