Tomorrow is my husband's 40th birthday and we will be eating out. So here is a recipe for Make Ahead Manicotti. When I was a little girl this is what I asked for on my birthday every year. Unfortunately I married someone who would never eat manicotti so I haven't had it in years. I recently saw this on All Recipes and had to pass it along to all of you!
Make Ahead Manicotti
Kayla~KMC0415 via allrecipes.com
1 pint ricotta cheese
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
12 manicotti shells
1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
In a medium bowl, mix together ricotta cheese and eggs until blended. Stir in spinach, mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, sugar, salt and pepper. Stuff mixture into uncooked pasta shells. Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in the bottom of a medium baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta shells in a single layer over the sauce. Pour the remainder of the sauce over the shells, cover dish, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake covered for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese, and bake for another 15 minutes.