cooking adventures: stuffed pasta shells
Now that I am officially 20, I thought I should start taking on more "adult" responsibilities. I'll be moving out and starting my own home soon enough, so I figured I should begin building my recipe repertoire! So far I've mastered grilled cheese, pita pizzas and french toast - I've definitely got a long way to go before I can make myself a week's worth of cooking without struggle.
I may have been a bit ambitious for my first cooking adventure, picking a dish that I wouldn't classify as grilled-cheese-level-basic. I tried out a recipe for spinach, artichoke and feta stuffed shells with my boyfriend the other day and the results were surprisingly scrumptious!
There were a number of steps, and essentially two recipes happening at once: the sauce and the shell stuffing. Once we got those under control, everything else was smooth sailing. This recipe wasn't as difficult as I would've believed before making it.
I think the hardest part in making this meal was finding the ingredients in the grocery store! The recipe called for ricotta cheese and artichoke hearts - two things I've never bought before. After this recipe's success, I can't wait to take on other dishes! The stuffed shells tasted really good! I'd definitely make a few changes to the recipe if I made it again, but it wasn't atrocious.
Is there a certain dish you'd love to master?