Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chef Brogan

Brogan has always loved cooking. I've taken him to cooking classes at the Young Chef's Academy and he loves it. I really try to let him help me out in the kitchen whenever I can but I've been slacking lately. So this afternoon while Caitlyn took a small nap on the couch, I asked Brogan to help me with dinner. We had fun and the dinner turned out great. (I don't know how to do the cool link thing that everyone does, so this will have to work for now.)
Stuffing the shells.
All done!
I did make a few changes to the recipe. It calls for Cottage cheese and I was grossed out by the thought of that so I used Ricotta Cheese instead. Also I didn't have a red pepper so I used a couple of tablespoons of Kraft Red Pepper dressing. My entire family loved these. Brogan and I will be making them again.
After dinner we noticed that some ugly clouds rolling in. I could only get a couple of pictures of the clouds before it started pouring on us.
As Dolly moves on, we'll get more rain. I won't be complaining though because we certainly need this rain. Bring on the movies and board games. I love rainy days.


Amanda said...

That recipe looks really good; I bookmarked it!

I'd take the plunge and try cottage cheese next time. My mom always uses it in her lasagna and everyone always thinks it tastes great. I would probably drain it (Mom doesn't, but I would), though, just to keep things from getting too soupy.

Shalane said...

Cute!!! My pastor's wife uses cottage cheese in her lasagna too. I haven't tried it yet...I'm so tempted though!

Anonymous said...

mmm, i love stuffed shells! they are so yummy...i try to let the kids help in the kitchen...but with 4 it always seems like one of them is sick, and in my "old age" i have become im getting better at it...i would probably use ricotta too, its more dense

Jenna said...

Those look delicious and great that Brogan gets to help too! I use cottage cheese in my lasagna all the time. It is pretty common here and it tastes great. :)

Jessica said...

hmm guess I should be brave and try it then. haha I just HATE cottage cheese. I think it's the texture that I dislike. Is the texture weird in lasagna with cottege cheese??

Jennifer said...

I am coming over for dinner.