Italian Food Speedy-Quick

So here’s what we had the other night.

ItalianFeastI was in a hurry (read: I am lazy), so I knocked this together and, as my grandfather used to say, we were just as happy as if we’d had a full meal.

That’s penne pasta, bottled chunky garden spaghetti sauce, and shaved Italian cheese. Mixed olives in the bowl. Bread spread with garlic olive oil and toasted under the broiler.

I do love Italian men. Food. I meant food.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has to knock together a meal in a hurry with what he or she has on hand. Does it work or not?



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 “Italian Food Speedy-Quick

  1. KatFrench

    November 13, 2013 at 8:57am

    My grandma used to call those “throw together meals.” And they usually ended up just as delicious as anything planned out in advance. The sustaining power of olives is severely underrated, IMO.

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      Marian Allen

      November 13, 2013 at 9:43am

      Olives make everything savory better. They’re like chocolate only, you know, not.

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  2. jane

    November 13, 2013 at 9:32am

    Oh, YES! And those Italians are SOOO healthy! I mean, people who eat Italian food are healthy. yeh.

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  3. Jo

    November 14, 2013 at 2:52am

    That looks like a perfect meal to me. I also love Italian mfood. 😀

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  4. Bai

    December 2, 2013 at 2:25am

    Hahaha This —> “I do love Italian men. Food. I meant food.” you made me laugh, you silly.

    Thanks for the quick post! I want more!
    Best Regards,


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