Stanley Cup Playoffs, Round 1-Handled!


Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs is down to the last few games, but the Bruins are already through to Round 2! They gave up one game to the Detroit Red Wings, but no more. This year’s celebratory countdown of wins is in Cup-cake form. However, since I am unsure how long these cupcakes will last, we will be eating them at the conclusion of each round. These cupcakes were leftover chocolate ones from the Bacon Cupcakes I posted earlier. I will now have to make a fresh batch for the next round.

The second home game was on Easter Sunday (brilliant, NHL /sarcasm/), and dinner was at the in-laws, so there’s no post about that game’s food. The third home game was at 3:00 pm, so we ate our Stanley Cup dinner while watching one of the other games.


Here we have meatballs simmering in marinara sauce.


Here we have fresh pasta sheets, cut into squares.


Here we have grated Parmesan and parsley waiting to be minced.


Here we have Meatball Pasta Cups. Each muffin cup has a bit of sauce in the bottom to prevent sticking, a sheet of pasta nestled down inside, filled with meatballs and sauce (the parsley’s in there), and topped with cheese. Some were left naked for The Boy, who only thinks he doesn’t like Parmesan cheese when he can see it. A drizzle of olive oil, and into the oven at 375 deg F.


Oooooh, look at those. The pasta ended up providing two different textures, tender and crispy. They were a surprisingly light yet satisfying meal, and they’re Cups!!

Round 2 starts Thursday night, against the Montreal Canadiens (grrrrrrr). We will be ready. The Bruins will be ready, too. See you later, on down the Road (to the Cup).

  1. Those look so yummy!!!



  2. They were really good, and the pasta in the cups was especially good. The bottom was like in lasagna, but the top sticking out of the cups was crunchy like baked flour tortillas. Very cool and tasty!



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