I was reading a fellow bloggers page, Bleeding Espresso, and found this recipe for Cannelloni with Ricotta & Spinach. Her page is attached to the title. Needless to say, it was delicious!! Thanks Sognatrice.
400 g chopped spinach
500 g ricotta
30 g grated parmegianoreggiano
1 egg yolk
Salt to taste
Start by making your sauce first. In the meantime, chop finely frozen spinach, and if using fresh spinach, you’ll need to boil it and then be sure it’s completely cooled off before adding it to the ricotta.
In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, egg yolk, salt, and grated cheese. Put a layer of tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking dish large enough to hold the cannelloni and then fill the shells with the mixture, placing each completed cannelloni in the pan. If you use cannelloni shells that must be pre-cooked, boil them before you fill them; be sure to leave them a little more than aldente because they will be cooking more in the oven.
Put another thin layer of sauce over the cannelloni and grate cheese on top. Then place the dish in the oven and bake at 390°F (200°C) for about 40 minutes. Let sit for a few minutes before serving, and then dig in.
Our friend, Beth, flew in from New York to attend my Bridal Shower and also help us make my Wedding invitations!! And she did just that. She addressed all my envelopes, folded all the invitation jackets, and made the most amazing bows to wrap them in. Yesterday, Mom and I joined her to put the final touches on them. They look amazing!! Thank you Beth… Dad sat in the distance enjoying his day. But, we were not alone… A family of seven deer snacked on Nana’s lawn just outside.
"Jill is packing for Sicily, she could surely use a hand. Lacey lingerie would be lovely, Luxurious linens would be grand. Join us for her bridal shower, As she heads to her new land."
We all had such a nice time last Sunday at my shower. To have so many friends and family share in this special day with me was fantastic! My cousins were there to join in the day with me! (All but one, we missed you Ashley.) Our hazelnut, dark chocolate fondue station was a hit! Mom also had French vanilla pound cake cupcakes made. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to enjoy either… My mother and I were recovering from an awful flu that knocked us out for a week. We were able to make it to the shower and that was the most important thing!
I have been carried away to a world that stops to taste the sweetness of the land, and admire all the treasures that their rich black soil provides. Now my journey begins as we enjoy the simple pleasures of the life! We came from different worlds, spoke different languages, but that didn’t stop us. We have our home in Sicily, and many adventures await us. Sicilia is our home!
Sailing across the Gulf of Mexico, I had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing man. Little did I know that he would eventually become the love of my life and would change my world. We were both working aboard a cruise line at the time. He, an Italian Engineer, and I, the featured headlining Vocalist, met at a crew party and the rest is history. Our beginning... Wedding Pictures...
Towns around Mt. Etna
Take a trip around Mt.Etna and visit all the small towns along the way here. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the Ferrovia Circumetnea Train that travels around Mt. Etna.