Greek Skillet Mess ~ Recipe from Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly

Greek Skillet Mess

Ginny George’s Greek Skillet Mess
Janet Chester Bly

Ginny prepared this dish one late night in a Chapter 7 scene from Wind in the Wires. She and Reba commiserated over Ginny's totaled red Jaguar and Reba just learned some terrible news about her grandmother. Hungry and emotionally spent Reba wolfed hers down. "You'd make someone a wonderful wife," she commented. "That's what my husband thought," Ginny replied. "Boy, was he wrong." Then Ginny admitted her unexpected visit with Reba had another motivation. "I've run away. We haven't been getting along." A heart-to-heart over yummy food.

Servings: 6

1 lb sausages (Kielbasa, sliced) or hamburger, fried & crumbled
5 potatoes (boiled and cut into slices)
1 onion (large, thinly sliced)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 large green and/or red bell peppers
1 large or 2 medium zucchinis, sliced (veggies can be varied)
lemon juice
1 can tomato paste or 1 jar tomato pasta sauce (Ginny likes Ragu® Old World Style®)
pepper & salt, to taste
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. basil
2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. dill
1 tsp. rosemary


Brown sausage and potatoes in oil over medium heat about 15-20 minutes.
Add bell peppers, zucchini, onion, and garlic. Cook until tender.
Sprinkle with lemon juice.
Add 2 tbsp of Greek seasoning.
Stir in pasta sauce (sometimes Ginny leaves this out & uses extra oil, if too dry) and bring to boil.
Simmer & stir about 10 minutes
Serve with crusty bread.

About The Book

Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly
Wind in the Wires

A cowgirl's search for love and family. An old man's quest to seek justice. An eerie story of lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear?

It's 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there's a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road's End.

But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness.

When elderly, quirky Road's End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba's world upside down. she is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders.

The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the truth also ruin all hope for romance?

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Janet Chester Bly
Credit: Ridinger’s of Lewiston, ID

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