Date:    Mon, 23 Aug 93 08:49:19 PDT
 From:    Jan Gordon <jagordon@AGSM.UCLA.EDU>
 
 MANICOTTI
 
 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 
 20 minutes.
 
 I used 2 8 ounce packages of ricotta, made two big pans of manicotti.