We went to the Drawing For Art function the other night and had a good time. It takes us nearly two hours to drive to Whitby, mainly due to the heavy traffic, and we take alternate roads trying to escape the rush hour traffic to no avail.
As I mentioned in a previous post both dd and I wanted the same piece of artwork, and in person it was simply gorgeous. Dd being the lucky duck that she is, her name was picked from the "hat," number 2, so she was able to pick the poppy painting. The first year we went she was picked first, last year she was middle of the pack and this year 2nd. Meanwhile we were picked over half way through, and we chose this piece by Christl Niemuller called "Blue Trees." Once again a beautiful piece, and my photo does not do it justice.
We left not long after at around 9:30pm and made it home by just after 11pm.
That evening I made for the first time Manicotti for supper using the recipe from the Food Network.
Beef and Cheese Manicotti
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 14 (8-ounce package) manicotti
- 1 (15-ounce) container whole-milk ricotta
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 cups marinara sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
Overall though it was really, really good and very filling. We had three each with a cottage cheese biscuit and were full. Well worth making. There is enough in a large can of spaghetti sauce for the recipe.