Posted by: Debra LaValley | June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

Hot Cuisine


Today is day two of temperatures in the 90s and very high humidity. I am not a fan of this kind of weather. Yesterday, my parents invited me over to supper – so I didn’t have to think of what to have for supper.

I arrived home tonight around 5:30 PM – my apartment a comfortable 74 degrees with the AC on. I knew that I would be having a nice cool salad for supper. You wouldn’t catch me heating up the apartment by using the stove. So, I fed the cat. Molly always has to eat first because she is STARVING to DEATH from not having me around during the day to beg snacks from. I took out a plate – filled it with prepackaged salad and crumbled up a slice of 50% Cabot cheese on top. I then opened the refrigerator to get the salad dressing and noticed that I didn’t have any! What to do? What to do?

Luckily, I am known for my Haute Cuisine, and looked at what I had. Hmmm – a half jar of RAGU No Sugar Added spaghetti sauce! That would do. I measured out a 1/2 cup (1 Weight Watcher point – much better than the 3 points for 2 tablespoons of a low calorie dressing, by the way). I poured it over my salad.
(Yes, I live a lone … I don’t know how a spouse would take such a meal – would one of you try it out and let me know how it goes?)

I was brought up to always clean my plate, so I got out one piece of diet bread (1 WW point) and spread some Smart Balance margarine on it to soak up all the goodness left on the plate. Viola – a clean plate.

Don’t knock it until you try it. It was not bad at all! Any port in a storm as they say. By the way, if I had cottage cheese in the house, I would have had cold baked beans and cottage cheese for supper. Now that is GOOD food!

Keep cool!


  1. Love it Debbie! The secret to being a good cook/chef is accommodating the people you’re feeding while complementing the atmosphere. The trick is being able to use what you’ve got ‘in house’ to accomplish that! Clearly, you’ve done just that!!

  2. 🙂 hahaha … I want to hear you made it for Chip tomorrow and what he said…of course it is almost like a taco salad sans the tacos, etc.

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