Today was largely spent in the kitchen. Mom and I were tasked with the duty of making manicotti and stuffed pasta shells for Easter dinner, my nephews being a big fan of pasta. It was out with the big pot, and on with the oven. Mom and I spent a few hours shooting the breeze while we stuffed pieces of pasta, sharing old family anecdotes and current family scuttlebutt.
At the risk of souding immodest, the manicotti were picture perfect:
We ran out of the ricotta/mozzarella filling, so we had to improvise a sausage and cheese mixture to fill out the rest of the stuffed shells:
We'll be hauling this bounty to my sister's house this afternoon, and spending the night over there so we can continue in the morning with Easter brunch.