Tomato Florentine Pasta Bake

Yesterday was a busy and beautiful day. Had an interview early morning, and then went from one grocery store to another. Finally settled down at home around 5pm and then I had to start making dinner. I think I’m getting use to this new city. Although there are some things that I definitely wish I can change, which includes not been able to make a left turn pretty much everywhere. That really sucks, especially when your destination is right there and you can’t turn into it. I pretty much have to go around the whole city to get to where I want to be. Another thing is the driving, it can get pretty crazy. As in these people are driving as if today is their last day on earth. I try not to let them intimidate me and drive like a reasonable person but majority of the time that means almost getting hit or shoved off the road…lol. I shall survive. Well, I guess I don’t help matters either because I’m constantly missing my exit, getting lost and going around in circles quite often. All in all, I really do think I’m getting better. I mean there was a time I refused to drive, so I always volunteer Mr. D as the driver. He doesn’t mind much.

I wish yesterday’s weather is what winter weather is like. I’m walking around with no coat or jacket, wearing flat and driving with my windows down…how I miss those days. With a beautiful weather like that, I smell spring in air, can’t wait.

One other thing that I’m finding quite frustrating is the fact that I have to go to two or three stores to find all my ingredients. I don’t understand why there are so many small scale stores, all reasonably close to each and they don’t have anything. Yesterday, I had to go to 3 different stores to buy ingredients for a recipe I’m trying out, and to make matters worse, I still couldn’t find everything on my list. Who doesn’t carry spinach, zucchini and ricotta cheese? After the third attempt I gave up and I’ll just have to improvise and make do with what I have. On the other hand, there’s much exploration left to do, so someday hopefully I’ll find a grocery store that has everything. Fingers crossed.

This is what I made for dinner last night. Tomato Florentine pasta Bake, it was delicious. Mr. D enjoyed it and I’m sure it will be one of our staple meals.

What's left of it. We did major damage.

The recipe called for spinach but since I couldn't find any, I used collard greens. I think I actually like it better because it give the whole thing some crunchiness.


  1. ok. I want some of that tomato florentine, looks really nice. don't worry sis; you shall u loads, take care.


  2. Recipe please.. Lol.. I need to cook more so that one day I'll be wifed like you.. hehehe

  3. It looks so good! I'm with Nettie...recipe please!

  4. Thanks all. Will update the post with the recipe.


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