True confessions: I've never used phyllo before. I mean NEVER. I expected something hard to work with. Beyond my abilities. Have only eaten it in baklava from a restaurant. And that's just not something I'd want to make an entire pan of. But - hello? - phyllo as a crust? filled with an assortment of sauteed vegetables? Let me say it again - let me shout it from the highest rooftop - I'M IN LOVE!
I could make this any old time. And no, I didn't stick with the "exact" recipe as far as the filling goes. Heck, there was a variety of CSA stuff in the fridge that needed to be used, why buy mushrooms? This is a perfect recipe for using up leftovers, which is exactly what I filled it with. I cut the kernels off a leftover cob of corn, chopped up a couple of squash, even threw in some previously cooked green beans and a couple of pieces of bacon from the latest round of BLTs. And tossed in some feta (it's what I had). I can imagine this filled with roasted root vegetables in the fall. Oh my gosh, it took serious willpower to keep from eating the entire thing by myself in one sitting.
The only thing that stopped me was the thought of dessert. I'm going to share another incredible discovery. If you haven't had Graeter's ice cream, well, let's say it's worth the splurge.
Last by not least, here's a boot that I spied on our own street, complete with a matching belt (look closely in the distance). Some days, I can't believe the things that show up.