09 Nov

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.

Mushrooms were sautéed and added to several cheeses, including ricotta cheese.

The noodles were boiled, and after becoming tender, were cooled and stuffed with the ricotta cheese mix. The sauce was poured over the stuffed manicotti and put in the oven to bake 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.

Many manicotti baking in the oven.

The verdict?

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.



Posted by on November 9, 2010 in food


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4 responses to “Manicotti

  1. CultureChoc2010

    November 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    My mother made the BEST manicotti. She made homemade crepes and I dream about them often. Since her passing, I’ve tried to duplicate them but they will never taste like my mom’s.

    • enamouredslave

      November 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks for the comment! I’m glad to know someone else has eaten delicious manicotti and knows the joy thereof!

  2. Project Van

    November 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    jealous!!! i loooove manicotti but they dont have the shells here….i can make flat pastas so i guess i could come up with some cheap version…but the filling would go everywhere….sigh. maybe if i really packed them in the dish…..

    • enamouredslave

      November 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

      Yes, it was soooo good. I’ve had quick-and-easy mancotti before, you know, the kind you just heat up in the microwave for five minutes, but this was the real-deal, a real meal, so delicious and nourishing and all that jazz. I can’t believe I had the great fortune to have such great food!


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