Date: Mon, 23 Aug 93 08:49:19 PDT
From: Jan Gordon (jagordon@AGSM.UCLA.EDU)
here's the drill (I don't use recipes for this sort of thing)
cook 1 cup dried lentils
make a basic fat free marinara sauce, (lots of garlic and basil) a big
one in the crock pot, add a chopped eggplant and a dash of red pepper
flakes and the cooked lentils.
Add a dollop of red wine unless you are cooking for those who prefer not
to have it.
Sauce should not be a real thick one, make it a little watery
Turn the crock pot on low/medium and go shopping all day
Prepare the manicotti filling:
for a 8 ounce container of fatfree ricotta cheese, add fatfree egg
beaters, equivilent of one egg and a sprinkling of garlic seasoning
spoon a little sauce into the bottom of baking dish
stuff into uncooked manicotti tubes and place, not too close together,
into the dish, cover with sauce, cover tightly with foil and bake in
350F oven for about 45 minutes. Or if it is too hot to use the oven as
it was at my house on Saturday, cover with plastic and nuke on high for
I used 2 8 ounce packages of ricotta, made two big pans of manicotti.