So yes, we do indulge in comfort food in our home, and we let it soothe hearts and comfort us when the occasion comes around; Having babies is certainly one of those "occasions". I thought I would share some of the comfort foods we have been eating around here at Jon and Marie's. I was able to help Marie put some of these meals in the freezer for future dinners, and give her a little extra help now, especially when there are two babies. I remember the days of having more than one baby.... lots of work. Something that "comforts" my heart, is knowing that Marie and Jon and the babies will have meals already prepared on those busy and hectic days.
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
1 large box of large pasta shells (I actually use two boxes... fill them until I am out of the cheese mixture, and use left over shells to make chicken and noodles.... another favorite comfort food).
32 oz Ricotta Cheese
1 1/2 lbs shredded Mozerella Cheese (reserve about 3/4 cup to sprinkle over the top)
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1/2 medium onion chopped
2-3 cloves fresh garlic crushed and chopped
1 28oz can tomato sauce
1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
fresh or dried basil
Cook shells in boiling water until soft, but still slightly underdone.
Drain and cool.
Mix together all the cheeses then stuff all the shells. Placing them one at a time in an olive oiled baking dish. Spread sauce liberally over shells. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees until bubbly (about 30 minutes) Sprinkle with reserved mozerella and bake uncovered 10 minutes more.
Saute onion and garlic in a liberal amount of olive oil until slightly soft. Add tomatoes and tomato sauce and basil. Simmer gently 15- 20 minutes. Pour over pasta
More Recipes Next Week.......