Thursday, August 28, 2008

Round About Quilt / Stuffed Pasta Shells

I blogged a little while ago about how I am a Ricci- wannabe. She started making this quilt called "Round About" out of Kaffe Fassett fabric. Right away I knew I wanted to make the same quilt. She finished hers a few weeks ago. I just finished mine today. We used the same fabrics for our outer borders, but our insides are different. I'm still taken aback at how different this quilt looks from the original in the magazine. Fabric selection makes each quilt very unique.

This quilt pattern is from designer Heather Mulder Perterson of Anka's Treasures, and was featured in the latest American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Love those Kaffe fabrics
This is the fabric for the outside border. I took some close up to show the colorful details.

For tonight I made a family favorite of Stuffed Pasta Shells. As my children were growing up they requested this meal for their birthday dinner. Now that most of them are out on their own, they will still make this for themselves. Like me, it's been made so many times we don't even have to look at the recipe any more.
12 oz. jumbo pasta shells
1 lb. cottage cheese
2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 C. Parmesan cheese
3 eggs
1- 10 oz. pkg. frozen spinach, thawed , and liquid squeezed out
3/4 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1- 32. oz. jar spaghetti sauce
Cook pasta about 10 minutes, drain well. Combine remaining ingredients except sauce. Fill each pasta shell with about 2 tsp. filling mixture. Spread a little sauce in a 9 X 13 pan. Place shells open side down, in a single layer in pan. Cover with remaining sauce. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.


Carrie said...

I love your quilt. I saw that pattern in the magazine. It's fun to see it in different fabrics. Your recipe looks good. I'm going to try it next week. I love pasta!

Nicole said...

I love that you post recipes that you make. Keep them coming.

Karen said...

The pasta looks and sounds yummy and the quilt is very, very nice;)

Ricci said...

I love your quilt Nedra. I think you forgot to invite me to dinner tonight. Maybe next time. I can't wait to put our quilts side by side to see how different they will look even though we have the same borders.

Aubrey said...

That's funny! I was just going to ask you to email me this recipe so I could make it this weekend. You must read my mind or something

Ulla said...

Lovely colours in the quilt (and the pasta)! I have given you an award in my blog. You can get it from there.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Delicious pictures...quilt and shells. I LOVE the pattern and have been deciding what fabrics to use. Your quilt is stunning.