Meatless Mondays: Stuffed Shells

Happy 2020 my friends!

I bring to you my first vegan recipe of the year after taking a much needed break after blogmas…

I used to purchase this vegan ricotta called Tofutti and for some reason my local supermarket stopped selling it. It’s been 2 years since I’ve seen that ricotta.  So the other day I went to a newly built supermarket in a neighboring town.  Low and behold what did I see…Tofutti. Needless to say, I was one happy camper.  You would have thought I won the lottery.  I picked up every container they had.

Stuffed ShellsInstead of making the typical lasagna dish, I wanted something not as heavy, but with the same flavor.  What else is better than stuffed shells with ground beef-less sauce and here’s all you need:

  • Pasta shells
  • Pasta sauce
  • Ground beef-less meat
  • Tofutti ricotta
  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Seasoning
  • Extra virgin olive oil
First thing you want to do is boil the water.  I like to add my seasoning abd olive oil to the water.  Once it comes to a boil, add the pasta.  While the pasta is cooking, you want to prepare the sauce.  Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet, then add the beef-less ground with 1/4 cup of water and seasoning.  Add the pasta sauce to the beef-less ground and mix.
Preheat your oven to 375. 
You want to chop up the spinach because you’re going to add it to your mixture.Now it’s time to start assembling…
Add the ricotta to the pasta shella and some of the ground beef-less sauce.  Once you compete that, pour the remaining sauce over the pasta.Cover the dish with foil and put in the oven for 35 minutes.I hope you enjoy 😋.  Let me know if you try this recipe and what you thought about it.
Until next time, night night 💋

Happy New Year from N A Waterman 🥂🥳

Wishing you all a very healthy, happy and blessed 2020. Make it a great one 💋

Starting Chapter 2020…

Hey my friends!

As we reflect on 2019 and the decade in general, think about some of the highs and lows that were apart of your life.

It’s funny to think about what has happened in my life within the last decade. Now when I think about it, those ten years flew right by me. This decade has been a challenge to say the least. Some good, some bad…

And I don’t regret any of it…

I can honestly say with all of those stresses I had to face, it has developed me into the adult I know my family is proud of.

As I close the chapter to this year and this decade, I am so looking forward to starting chapter 2020. And in that chapter, I’m picking up where I left off in chapter 2019, as it was getting so good.

I want to thank all of my subscribers and those who have read and/or commented on my posts. I truly appreciate you all. And just know, the best is yet to come…

Happy New Year my friends 💋💋💋

Blogmas #19: What Was the Worst Christmas Gift you Ever Received???

Hey my friends!

Let me first say that all gifts are a blessing to receive. As they say, “it’s the thought that counts.”

Now with that being said, let’s be real…

We all have certain things that we like and dislike. It’s ok not to like a gift you receive. It doesn’t mean you are not grateful; just simply means it’s not your style.

The worst Christmas gift I ever received was a pair of colorful socks. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not the socks that I disliked, it was the design of it. This person, who happened to be a coworker from a job I had years ago, knew that it was clearly not my style.

What made it worst is that I put so much time and effort into buying that person a gift that I knew they would love. To add salt to the wound, when I opened my gift, my other coworkers smirked when they saw the socks. They laughed because they knew it was a last minute thoughtless gift.

What was the worst gift you ever received?

Blogmas #7: My Birthday Message 🎁

As l start a new chapter of my life, I enter it with gratitude. I think about those that unfortunately do not get the opportunity to continue growing their story.

So my message to you all is to celebrate your birthday…celebrate growing older. Growing older means you’re given the opportunity of life.

So anyone celebrating a birthday today, I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday ⚘