Letting the bread take shape before baking
The bread is cooling off and I am drooling
The bread was actually baked on Friday, but it's nice to see a before and after photo. Friday morning I got up early and went running. When I came home, I started making the shells for manicotti.
Just getting started
I'm like a machine, turning them out, I made 20 shells
Beginning the assembly and stuffing them
with three kinds of cheese
One tray done, working on the second tray
Meatballs lined up, ready to be cooked
PS - Jen, this is a roasting pan
I failed to take a photo of the meatballs after cooking, but they were pretty good. I had a tight schedule on Friday because I had to head out for a haircut in the middle of my day. That's why I started so early on the whole process.
My guests showed up and dinner was served. I didn't get any reports about illness after eating so I think it was a success. I love to cook, but it's hard to get the time to do something really nice like this. My fall schedule for school should work out a little better for cooking. Teresa was kind enough to volunteer as a dessert tester in the past, so perhaps she will step up again and offer her services if needed. For now, I have a fridge full of leftovers that should last me until I leave for my race.