Beautiful Food

What very fancy food we had last night! fried squash and spinach casseroleI could have arranged the squash a little better, but I was hungry and could hardly wait to fall upon the meal like a one-woman horde of locusts. So here’s what we had:



Dredge slices of yellow squash in flour mixed with seasonings (guess what I used–yes, Jane’s Crazy Mixed-Up Salt, you win) and fry in a small amount of oil until browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels set on rack.


Butter small casserole dish. Defrost frozen spinach or cook fresh spinach until soft. Into spinach, cut up onion, bell pepper and mushroom. Mix in some cheese and seasonings. I used marjoram and salt and a little mustard. In a 1-cup measuring cup, break one egg, then add milk to equal 1/2 cup. If your dish is bigger than mine or you like more, use 2 eggs and fill to the 1 cup line. Mix well. Put spinach mixture into the casserole dish. Pour the egg/milk mixture over it. Cover loosely and bake at 450 for about 45 minutes.

In other news, we’ve entered the 21st Century and now have high-speed! That means I can finally follow Leslie R. Lee’s blog and look at his fabulous pictures! W00t!!!

WRITING PROMPT: Put a character who cares what food looks like together with a character who doesn’t care. You choose if one or the other has to cook for the other or if they’re a team. You choose if they’re in any kind of relationship or just thrown together for a brief time.


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Beautiful Food

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      Marian Allen

      September 23, 2010 at 10:29pm

      We eat very little meat. I eat it when I’m out, but we never eat it at home.

      The farmers’ market is winding down, but there are still a few things–sweet potatoes, if you can get there in time.

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  1. Carol Preflatish

    September 23, 2010 at 7:51pm

    And, you didn’t bring any to the meeting last night???

    Congrats on high-speed. It’s great.

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      Marian Allen

      September 23, 2010 at 10:31pm

      High-speed is OSEM! I LOVE it!

      I was lucky to get to the meeting at all last night. It was one of my bad days–I’m not sure I would even show up on film if somebody had snapped a picture last night. lol! I bet I missed a lot of good stuff, having to leave early. 🙁

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  2. Leslie R. Lee

    September 23, 2010 at 11:36pm

    Hey, thanks for the shoutout! Appreciate that. Makes up for you making a mouthwatering and very delicious sounding dish that all I can do is read about. I appreciate food that is visually pleasing. I care more though about it tasting good.

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