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Amid the rush and haste of life, many people seek rest and quiet in community life. Quilters find community in common goals and activities. They talk of needles and thread, fabric and stitches, and bedcovers and pieces of art. They gather in homes, fabric shops, and convention centers to share their ideas and projects.
Many quilters are also homemakers. Some treat both cooking and quilting as high art forms. Others work hard to prepare varied and healthful meals for their busy families and quilt when they have free time.
Those who love to quilt and those who love to cook will share in the special vibrancy of this small collection.
-- Louise Stoltzfus
Makes 10 servings
12-oz. pkg. jumbo shells
2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen, chopped spinach
15-oz. carton ricotta cheese
8 ozs. mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
32-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
1. Cook shells according to package directions. Drain.
2. Prepare spinach according to package directions. Cool slightly. Stir in ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper.
3. When shells are cool enough to handle, stuff each one with 1 Tbsp. spinach-cheese mixture. Arrange in shallow baking pan.
4. In skillet over medium heat cook ground beef or turkey until browned. Drain any excess fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce and heat through. Pour meat sauce over stuffed shells.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.