I love the Novice Chef… she’s got some great stuff! These stuffed shells are pretty enough to serve at a dinner party, or casual enough to have for dinner any day.
And I love the idea of making up a bunch in advance, and tossing them in the freezer to pull out when needed!
Quoting the original site: Parsley is a bitch. Ya, I said it. I can’t grow it to save my life. Rosemary? Great. Chives? Awesome. Basil? Of course! Parsley? Heck no. I have tried growing it planted in the ground, in a pot, and on my windowsill. I have tried watering it, not watering it, and doing Indian rain dances. I have fertilized it with blood meal, miracle grow, and coffee grounds. It always dies. ALWAYS. And what’s worse is that almost all recipes for fresh parsley call for a tablespoon or two. Rarely do you find a recipe calling for a large amount…so what ends up happening is that large bunch of parsley you bought (because they don’t sell it any smaller quantities), starts to go bad.
In walks (or is it rolls)? Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Shells. It calls for 1 whole cup of chopped parsley! Wahoo! No more wasting a half of a bunch of parsley anymore! These shells were great and made a huge batch. Plenty to feed a large group or in my case to pop in the freezer for a later date when I don’t feel like cooking.