Here is one of my favorite prepare ahead meals.
My Favorite Meat Stuffed Shells
2 cups ground beef
1 1/2 cups Italian Sausage
¼ chopped onion
1 pkg. Jumbo shells cooked al dente
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp. Oregano
1 teas. Ground basil
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cups shredded mozzarella
Mix meats and onion together. Stuff mixture into precooked shells, add a pinch of cheese and place in a casserole dish(9x13). In a small bowl combine tomato sauce and spices. Pour over the top of the shells and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Freeze.
Day of Use Instructions:
Thaw and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
Serves 6 adults. For smaller families, prepare in two 8x8 casserole dishes and presto, you have 2 meals!
Serve With: Salad and garlic bread.