More-or-less Crabmeat-Stuffed Shells

Today’s recipe I took as more of an inspiration rather than a true scribing of. I found this magazine hanging out in the break room at lunch an picked it up to look through it.

(Spring! 1990!)

Lo! What did I find but a bunch of fun recipes so I stole the mag for a day and copied all the fun looking stuff, including this recipe:

(This was part of a section about making and freezing meals for later so skip the freezey part if you are going to be cooking them for eats now. Or you could freeze some for a rainy day.)

At first I couldn’t find crab meat so I decided I’d alter this to “Mexican Fajita-ish Stuffed Shells” and just do some substitutions and make a more Mexican-y insides. Then I couldn’t find big shells so tubicotti it was. But then I found crab meat at a different store so the crab meat was back on. WHOOO! But by this time I also had a bazillionty red, orange and yellow peppers so I thought I’d throw those in as well. Plus some canned chicken, leftover from the Mexican fajita idea (save not grilled). Ultimately, I kinda just used the original recipe as a jumping platform and went my own way.

The usual suspects. I wound up using:

1.75 packages of cream cheese
1/2 onion
1.5 peppers or half of each one there
1 handfull of chives choppered up
2 cloves of garlic
2 mystery hotish peppers
8 crab leg stick things
1 can of chicken
2 TBL white wine
1/2 c skim milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2-4 TBL Canned shredded Parm cheese
13 tubicotti (one broke in the package)
2-3 c tomato sauce
2 c (ish) shredded Mexican cheese blend plus a bit of leftover shredded Mozzerella cheese.

I boiled my tubicotti per the instructions and wound up cutting their cooking short by 2 minutes cuz they wuz done. And also split. Sadness. I mixed all the stuff together (except the tubicotti, tomato sauce and Mexican/Mozz cheeses), put it in a plastic bag, cut the corner off of said bag and tubed the goo into/onto the manicotti. Then I topped it with tomato sauce and cheese. Plopped it in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes covered (as you would a lasagna). Then after 30 minutes, cook it uncovered for another 15 minutes until the cheese is brown. Let stand until cooler, serve, eat.

2007: Stuffing crab meat and not updating.

2006: JSFR: Pepero (almond and chocolate).

2005: Dude could have decided to go to Ontonagon and the song wouldn’t change one iota. Now, in contrast, I’m not sure the Eagle’s song would hold up as well if they went to Hotel Ontonagon. I’m just sayin.

2004: Last night I slept like ASS and the kitties were a large part of not getting my Zs. Heck, I don’t even think I got my Rs.

2003: Again with the lazy. *shrug*

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