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The summer has come and gone. While I am still milking grilling outdoors as much as I can, I am beginning to meal plan for the upcoming school year now more than ever.
During the week, we usually make easier meals or even serve leftovers. But on the weekend, we tend to enjoy putting together a bit more complex meals that are savory, hearty and delicious. Being of Italian descent, I am partial to pasta and pasta-like meals. One of my favorites growing up was manicotti. It still is even until this day.
So, with cooler weather finding us here soon, I was craving a yummy pasta dish like manicotti.
Manicotti is a dish that is a bit longer to make. It also can be a heavier meal and higher calorie-wise. The past few weeks, we have been trying to eat healthier here. So, I was also trying to keep that in mind. So, for this meal, we added frozen (drained) spinach to the classic recipe.
Again, it is a bit more complicated to make. So, perfect for a cool fall Sunday to prepare while bumming around the house. It can also be used for leftovers during the week, as well.
I start with manicotti shells and cook them according to the package instructions. Then, I make my manicotti filling with all sorts of scrumptious ingredients. Once the manicotti is stuffed, then they bake for 30-40 minutes.
So, again, a bit of a lengthy process. But so worth it!
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Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Manicotti Recipe
There you have the perfect meal to make for your family for weekends and special occasions, too.