My son manages a Japanese restaurant. I'm not even sure what's on the menu because when I walk in, he simply catches my gaze, I nod, and the "mom plate," full of amazing sushi selections made just for me, magically appears. So when I have a chance to cook for my son, I try and target non-Asian, non-rice based comfort food.
Now, if your family is like mine, you have about 20 minutes advance notice as to their arrival time. Personally I know this causes immediate panic for a lot of my friends. Buy my answer to what to make when you have no time to plan is easily something with CHEESE.
Cheating? No, brilliance. It cannot be refuted, and its practically a no-brainer that you will please everyone with this philosophy. And for me, I find every face smiles when I say I'm making Mac-n-Cheese. For color and flavor, I also served it with a delicious side of ROASTED APPLES AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH ONIONS AND OREGANO AND HONEY.
Follow the easy recipe for my ASIAGO AND PECORINO ROMANO CHEESE WITH RIGATONI, BACON AND BASIL is the perfect way to add gooey into the food your family loves.
I know, the blog title doesn't make sense. Although I stuffed shells, and visited the beach, I didn't sell sea shells by the sea shore, and I didn't stuff them by the sea shore, I didn't even eat them by the sea shore. But shells were a big part of this week, so there. Why? This is the week my little sister came to visit and we spent some time at Myrtle Beach, and we did lots of cooking. All while reminiscing, joking, snorting and chortling with abandon.
We fit a lot into our visit, including this yummy stuffed shells meal! Make sure you try this at home, in the mountains, on a boat, in a moat, even with a goat....uh oh. Channeling Suess now. It's just too fun to be silly.
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Meet the Cook...
My name is Camine Pappas and I love to create beautiful and delicious food that anyone can make. My signature style centers around a love for combining things in a way you might not expect as I work to find a hidden combination of colors, textures and flavors from the things that are in my pantry and/or easy to obtain.