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Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 6, Tuesday

Spaghetti Timbale with Tuna 
Cannellini with Tomatoes and Sage 

Cooking time:   45 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

    Not quite a Spaghetti Pie; not quite a Tuna Casserole.  It's an updated, combined, healthier version.  If you have a spring-form pan (like for cheesecake) you could use that, let it rest 5 minutes, and unmold for a proper timbale. This should finish the ricotta.

Spaghetti Timbale with Tuna

Total time: 50 minutes
    Spaghetti Pie with Tuna. The spaghetti forms a thick layer on the bottom with the tuna and cheese in layers on top.  If you used a spring form pan you could let it cool a bit and then unmold it for a proper timbale.  We're never that patient.

Spaghetti Timbale with Tuna Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cannellini with Sage, Garlic and TomatoesCannellini with Sage, Garlic and Tomatoes 

Total time: 5 minutes  

 Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 45 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
pot and colander for pasta, medium bowl, medium
skillet, baking dish, small saucepan or dish for reheating beans

Put water on high heat for pasta
Turn oven on, 400F (200C)
Take cannellini from fridge
Chop onion, sauté
Chop celery, add to onion
Slice mushrooms, add to onion
Mince garlic, add to onion

Open, drain tuna
Mix tuna, ricotta
Cook pasta
Whisk egg
Add ricotta, herbs to egg, whisk
     Pause while pasta finishes
Drain pasta, toss to cool
Add pasta to egg, mix
Put pasta in baking dish, pat down
Assemble rest of pie, cover, bake
      15 minute break while everything cooks
Uncover timbale, finish
Reheat cannellini, Serve

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