Another recipe was born in Dr. Frazier-stein's lab yesterday. This recipe was conceived because of the strawberries.
Mom: "Please do something about those strawberries. Please stop them from screaming!"
I cleaned them up and threw them in a pot with some sugar on low heat. I remembered that there were some strawberries that were in the freezer...I had placed them there last month (or maybe the month before), so I decided to throw those in, too.
While rummaging around...I saw some cranberries that Mom bought at a farmer's market in Oregon when she was visiting my sister last year. The cranberries were still beautiful, and amazingly enough--free from frostbite. I threw them in with the strawberries.
At first I thought I was going to make a pie or a cobbler with this mixture. Then I thought about manicotti. I could stuff them with some cream cheese and we could eat them with the compote and some whipped cream.
The store was out of manicotti shells so I grabbed some jumbo pasta shells instead.
They worked fine, and those who made ugly faces at the thought of sweet pasta (maybe they were thinking about "Elf"), enjoyed the quick dessert. I'll post the recipe here after I write it down. I'm going to tweak it around next time, maybe. I'm happy that the first try turned out so well.
I didn't have any pastry tips handy or I would have made it look a little fancier:
|Stuffed Jumbo Shells & Fruit Compote|