Simplicity on another very grey Wednesday in Januari somewhere in Europe.
This was more "what did you have for lunch..." sorry for that.
Good white bread, slice of "paterskaas" or Belgian abbey cheese in your money, slice of good cooked ham. Pan fried (!) in very little oil (cover the pan with a sheet of alu foil. So far it would be a croque Monsieur. An egg on top and we have a croque Madame. Look at the cheese peeping out, all nicely crunched up where it touched the hot pan.... drooooool
Italian flat beans aka Romano beans à la Grecque with steak
Those beans look like they went under a bus; very long and flat ones. Cut them up in bitesize pieces, boil as long as it takes (8-10 minutes!), drain and refresh under cold water.
"A la Grecque" preparation; sweat garlic and shallot, add a pinch of chili flakes, add pasata or whatever tomato style you prefer, even fresh ones. Let cook for a while, then add cooked beans and seasoning. I have posted a few more classic "à la Grecque" preparations (=in a spicy tomato sauce) as they are called, using other veggies instead of beans; namely leeks and mushrooms on another occasion.