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4 Cheese Manicotti..
#1
Looked in the fridge tonight. Found some Ricotta Cheese needing to be used.



Here's everything you need. My measurements are either liberal or nonexistent. I pour until it feels right, but I bet my estimations are close...



-Pasta

-Ricotta Cheese -2 cups

-Mozzarella -2 cups

-Parmesan -1/4 cup

-Asiago or Romano -1/4 cup

-Spinach -1/2 can

-Pimentos -1/3 cup

-Crushed Red Pepper -1/2 t.

-Minced Garlic -1 t.

-Minced Onions -1 t.

-Basil -1/2 t.

-Cilantro -1/2 t.

-Salt -1/2 t. and a pinch

-Pepper -1/4 t.

-Olive Oil- -1 T.

-Parsley -garnish

-Beer

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Boil the pasta, 1/2 t. salt, and olive oil for about 8-10 min.



Combine all other ingredients (except the beer.. keep drinking that...) and mix thoroughly. If it's too wet add more Mozzarella, too dry more Ricota... It should have a nice even texture.

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Strain the pasta and allow to cool on aluminum foil lightly spritzed with oil. If they get too cool rinse again with hot tap water



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Form combination of ingredients into.. uh.. tube shapes and gently stuff noodles.



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Line pan with sauce (I use sugar-free sauce so it doesn't burn to the bottom), place stuffed pasta, sprinkle more Mozzarella and garnish with parsley flakes.



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Bake with about 6-8 coals on bottom and 10-12 coals on top.



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Enjoy.



PH
"I use a sledge hammer to scramble eggs."- perfect hick



"I'm an organ donor. When I die I'm donating my balls to science, then they can study what it is like to be a man."- perfect hick
#2
Looks YUMMY!!! At least I KNOW the beer was good!!! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />



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#3
Anything with beer is good........what time do we eat??? <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> Looks delicious <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />
[right][/right]I never met a bear...OOPS, I mean beer I didn't like!!! If it ain't broke, don't fix it !!! [indent][/indent]It'samazing what you can accomplish, if you don't care who gets the credit.
#4
Man...made some home-made minestrone tonight that would have went beautifully with that. Looks like Mannicotti on the menu this week!
A good way to threaten somebody is to light a stick of dynamite. Then

you call the guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone. "Hear

that?" you say. "That's dynamite, baby."

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#5
Now I'm hungry again!


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