Cheesy stuffed shells in a red sauce masquerade as monster eyeballs for a creepy but delicious Halloween inspired dinner, it’s great for potlucks too.
I finally got around to making these, I’ve been noodling (HA!) the idea around for a while now and finally time, ingredients and will collided in my kitchen. They look high maintenance but no they’re easy to make. Just put your kids to work if you need an extra pair of hands in the kitchen, it’s not hard work though, mostly pleasant stuff like browning sausage and stuffing cheese in shells. The 11 year old was completely capable of browning the sliced Hillshire Farms smoked sausage and the 9 year old would have helped but there was emergency Lincoln Log construction project he needed to attend to. I like to get them alone in the kitchen anyway, it lets one of them download their day and we have some great one on one time together. Although all three of us work well in the kitchen together too, it’s nice to just have one to talk with and concentrate on.
|this pan is a little bigger than 9×13–again use what you have, even multiple baking pans in different sizes|
The box of pasta once cooked usually yields about 32 unbroken shells, I always toss the last of the broken cooked shells in a little casserole dish with any leftover cheese and a dab of sauce to top them off and make my husband a little cheesy dish for lunch the next day.
My 9 year old son, made a face on his plate, we encourage playing with your food apparently and we reward it with photos. Grade A parenting, folks, right here, right now.