Monday, February 18, 2013
Stuffed Shells and a Screaming Baby
Of course my daughter (who is 8 months old today) decided that she would start violently protesting naptime right in the middle of this recipe assembly. I put her down for a nap at 2:45pm and she FINALLY settled down at 4:30pm. For those of you who have never had the extreme displeasure of wrangling a baby who doesn't want to nap...it's a LONG-ASSED TIME.
Somehow, amidst the fussing, crying and banging my head against the wall, I was able to pull dinner together and the recipe is great. Don't let my lousy afternoon overshadow it's yumminess too much. I really think the key is to use fresh basil. I often take shortcuts and use dried basil in the wintertime in dishes like this but the fresh basil is amazing. I pretty much followed the recipe, just omitted fennel seeds because my husband and I hate that licorice/anise flavor.
Check out the recipe: Mushroom-Spinach Stuffed Shells