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Tuesday Dinner: Pasta with Mushrooms, Pancetta and Wilted Greens

2014-11-11 at 18-14-51It occurs to me that there are a lot of greens in my house. I have a big bag of kale that I picked up at Wegmans two weeks ago (kale keeps forever), two bunches of Swiss chard from my Saturday farmer’s market trip and a bag of mixed greens that I grabbed at the store. The latter is a blend of kale, and turnip, mustard and collard greens. They were on sale and looked intriguing, particularly since I knew that this dish was on tap for this week.

I actually intended to make this last week, but The Wife’s digestive system fell apart (she would probably appreciate that I did not go into any further detail). This meant that my Meatless Monday plans were pushed to Tuesday, and we had a bland dinner of turkey sandwiches. Looking at all of the food I bought, this was the dinner that could get bumped until this week.

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Wednesday Dinner: Black-eyed Pea, Ham, and Collard Green Soup

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As I write this, there is an remarkably awesome smell in my house. Chilling on my counter (literally and figuratively) are two quarts of leftovers awaiting a stay in the Cryovault in my basement.

Advertised as Hoppin’ John soup, the only resemblance it bares to the Southern classic are the base ingredients — pork, black-eyed peas and collards. Kalyn, of the eponymous Kalyn’s Kitchen blog, skipped the rice and turned this into a soup that requires slow cooking and deserves the benefit of day-ahead preparation to let flavors blend.

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