Stuff Shells Your Way for Sunday Supper

In the busy business of life, reaching for what you have on hand can be as good (or even better) as a plan ahead specialty meal. For my latest experimental concoction, I pulled out whatever flavors I wanted to include for this make on the fly cannelloni. The only criteria for inclusion was that the ingredient was already in the cupboard or fridge and a taste that I loved. Get all your available/must have ingredients together, stuff into the uncooked pasta shells.

Line up the filled shells in a baking dish, smother with salsa, sprinkle with cheese, bake for 30 minutes, and you have a delicious, grocery store trip free, one pot meal.

Sunday Supper: Not Your Mama's Tuna Casserole

photo(1)My mother never made Tuna Casserole but in the chill of winter, a nice creamy casserole can warm you up like any curry.

I modified the idea of this standard recipe which calls for peas, cream of mushroom soup, and tuna by adding whatever I wanted cleared out from the cupboards.

This included onions, artichokes, celery, pasta shells and bean sprouts. You read that right. If the combination sounds strange, the textures gave an otherwise soupy standard new life.

Hubs had seconds and that was all the proof I needed.

What would you put in your version of a tuna bake? What are you trying to clear out of your cupboard?