Southern Italy, with a Little Bit of Greece


We were nearing the end of one of the best batches of spaghetti sauce I’ve ever made and I wasn’t sure there would be a sufficient quantity for dinner, so I sautéed a few sliced mushrooms and added them in. Those little guys put the flavor way over the top on the delicious scale.

The collard greens were leftover, and they reheated nicely in a small frying pan with just a bit of water.

I sprinkled Asiago cheese on mine, and then added a few crumbles of Feta cheese. They provided just a bit of piquantness that made the whole plate of food sing with flavor.

As a bonus, there was enough left to accommodate a cup or so of cooked beans and some Mexican seasonings, and we have another meal of chili over rice.  Or maybe … the eggplant will call dibs on the sauce and I’ll go that route.

Always an adventure.


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20 Responses to Southern Italy, with a Little Bit of Greece

  1. gypsy97 says:

    As always, it looks delicious. Your food always looks way better than the chefs on TV!

    By the way, I am planning to start eating a hi-fat, lo-carb diet when I get back home, and welcome any ideas for meals. I will probably keep it quite basic.

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    • judilyn says:

      Yes, it was a simple, but memorable meal. I almost never have any kind of a meal plan. I just stuff around and decide a few hours beforehand what I am going to serve. This method would probably not work well for a family, but for one or two people, it works fine. It’s like running a mini-diner with a limited menu and short hours.


      • gypsy97 says:

        I’ve been living and eating that way for years now, and you’re right – one or two people can get by that way. I heat healthy foods most of the time so I shouldn’t have to make many changes except to get rid of the sugar which I crave as I get older.

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        • judilyn says:

          I’ve heard that about sugar, but we went the opposite way. After not having much for many years, many ordinary things seem too sweet to us. Try cutting back, not out, your sugar consumption to see if “less is more” as time goes on.


  2. taphian says:

    looks really a bit Greek and sounds perfect. I made some tomatoe pesto today myself. Was really delicious, too. Virtual hugs, Mitza

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  3. Such “mix and match” dinners are always the best. 🙂

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  4. Liz says:

    Oh how I’ve missed collard greens. You’ve inspired me to schedule some for dinner tonight. Your meal looks healthy and delicious. I had mushrooms in brown rice last nigh!

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