Kimber Lilly, with the help of the household, made excellent manicotti earlier. Manicotti apparently is an erroneous title given to the original Italian dish, at least according to the encyclopedia, but I’m not especially worried with that at the moment.
The dish took something like four hours to make. Many steps were involved in the process, the first being the preparation of the sauce. This required tomato sauce, onions, olives, oregano, and some more ingredients that were allowed to stew together for a while.
The manicotti was removed once more, and extra cheese was added to the top. At this point, they were popped back into the oven long enough to allow the cheese to become golden bubbly and melted; this added the final touch to the dish.
The manicotti was absolutely amazing! Quite rich, and the chunks of vegetables gave it a great texture. The four hours or so and the trip to Wal-mart that it took to create the manicotti definitely made the meal worth it.
I don’t think that anyone realized exactly how filling the manicotti would be, and so we ended up with way more than we actually needed. In fact, at the moment, I think I may be going to grab some more. If nothing else, we can eat it tomorrow for breakfast, because it’s just that delicious.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I didn’t realize this blog hadn’t been posted already. That being said, Kimberly and I, in fact, did chow down on the manicotti the following morning.