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Stuffed shells, salad, and ....?

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bxgirl Jan 3, 2009 02:02 PM

Any thoughts on what vegetable to serve with cheese- stuffed shells, and a big salad?
I do not want another carb, and this will be a vegetarian meal, so nothing with meat, please.
TIA

  1. cassoulady Jan 4, 2009 07:01 AM

    How about a white bean escarole soup?

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      Sharuf Jan 4, 2009 12:29 AM

      Is there a sauce on this pasta?

      1. b
        bxgirl Jan 3, 2009 04:50 PM

        Thanks for all the great suggestions. Actually, I was thinking about soup as a starter after I posted the question. I think you confirmed that that is the way to go. I'm thinking of a tuscan minestrone or, along the lines of jlafler's suggestion, a pureed butternut squash soup.
        Thanks again

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          jaykayen Jan 3, 2009 03:38 PM

          I would do a vegetarian soup to start the meal.

          I feel like a simple vegetable side dish by itself would be too austere. But as a side to the stuffed shells, it would go. I didn't know if you wanted a separate course or a side.

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            jlafler Jan 3, 2009 04:32 PM

            I agree with the soup idea. With salad and stuffed shells, anything else on the plate would make it crowded. But a nice soup to start would round out the meal. I would do a pureed carrot soup or a tomato bisque.

          2. todao Jan 3, 2009 02:52 PM

            Asparagus spears sauteed with olive oil and chopped garlic

            1. dbug31 Jan 3, 2009 02:23 PM

              Sauteed Broccoli Rabe or Broccolini w/ Garlic

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              1. re: dbug31
                lynnlato Jan 3, 2009 05:20 PM

                I second your suggestion - mm, mm good! :)

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                  Steady Habits Jan 3, 2009 07:38 PM

                  Both of those, outstanding.

                  Also, the old standby, spinach sauteed with garlic.

                  Fennel or escarole, also sauteed.

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