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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fei, Fie, Foe, Fum.....My Tummy Was Undone

The belly rules the mind.  ~Spanish Proverb

If you read yesterday's post you know I had a fried food orgy at the fair. I did finish my gluttony with a Gyro, but there is a lot of fat in that wonderful gastronomic slice of heaven. So, appropriately my tummy did the Texas Two-Step that night. I'm not what I used to be.

Dinner last night was my mea culpa for my day of extravagance. My blogging friend Ashley gave me this recipe last year and I made it last night. It is fresh, light and delicious.

The tomatoes and the basil came from my garden. Fresh mozzarella, fettuccine and kalamata olive oil make up the balance of ingredients. 

My aging digestive system was grateful.


  1. A yummy way to give your digestive tract a rest - and some healthy nourishment to boot.

  2. We can all have a day of bad...especially when you can do the fresh bounty the next day. Looks delicious and unfortunately, the older we get, the less we tolerate. I'm already there!

  3. Yum! My favorite summer salad! Don't tomatoes and basil taste better when you've grow them? I like rigatoni though, easier to spear!

    Is that a Fransican ware bowl? Looks like the Apple pattern, I collect Desert Rose.

  4. Wow, that looks good.
    Gyros = heaven in a pita. They are honestly in my top 5 things to eat (Steve's Pizza in River Falls, WI - he's Greek - make the very best in the world!). I don't get them very often, but I would eat them EVERY. STINKIN'. DAY. if I could.

  5. I hate growing old! I'm forced to eat fast food at least once a week or starve but my poor little tummy hates me for it. I sympathise but at least that looks yummy.

  6. Yummy, I so prefer pasta anytime!

  7. Looks delish!! I love a good salad!

  8. It sound and looks very tasty, just the thing after a greasy days feast.

    Our 14 day Show/Fair is about to start here but we wont be going due to the astronomical entrance fees plus show bags, carnival rides and greasy food. The day sets the average family back about $200

  9. Bonnie, you are right about that.

    Alicia, I rarely eat fried food, so I didn't know my digestive system was getting old!

    Debra, Ashley's recipe calls for penne, but I only had fettuccine. It is easier to spear. The bowl is old, 1957. The feed mill in my husband's hometown gave them as a gift at Christmas to customers.

    Britwife, I get a hero every few years, when I go to the fair!

    Ganeida, fast food combined with your hectic schedule. You have my sympathy. : )

    Paint Girl, it is really good!

    Liss, I know what you mean. I went with $80.00 in my wallet and left with $30.00. One person, $50.00. Yikes!


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