When did I become such an old person? My husband was playing some new music for me tonight and it dawned on me: I can’t remember the last time I downloaded new music. I used to spend hours during college scouring the internet for new tunes and listening to unknown indie artists with my musically inclined friends. We’d talk about how so-and-so reminded us of the Decemberists with a dash of Jethro Tull thrown in, if that’s even possible, and pontificate our wonderful knowledge of the music industry. Now, I barely find time to pop last years The Shins album into my car CD player. Thus, I am old. It’s interesting to see how your priorities change once you have a 9-5 (or 6, or 7…) job, a high-maintenance, allergy ridden pup and a husband to tend to – not to mention a house, a mortgage and a home improvement list that would make any DIYer tip their hat. I still love music and such, but things definitely change with time and age.
One thing that I do find time for, however, is food. Scott and I make it a priority to have a home cooked meal most nights of the week, which also gives us some quality husband and wife time (tip numero uno from this not-so-newlywed). We’re not the Neely’s by any means, but we have found some good solid recipes that are yummy and quick to whip up – giving us some extra time to download some sweet indie tunes to make us feel 20 again.
- 3 pkg. frozen chopped spinach
- 3 lb. ground beef
- 2 – 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese
- 2 large onions, chopped
- Grated parmesan
- Salt & Pepper
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of marinara sauce
- 1 box large shells
Cook shells in boiling water; set aside. Cook ground beef & unthaw and dry spinach. Mix all ingredients in bowl. Fill shells; place in pan and cover with parmesan and tomato sauce.
Cover with foil and bake at 375º for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve on a plate and chow down. Obviously, this recipe could easily feed a small army, so we only bake a 3rd of it for the two of us, plus lunch the next day. Enjoy!