Garfield by Jim Davis


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Whatever happened to this being Garfield’s favourite dish?


    by: Barbara Stacy

    New York Established 1834


    2 sweet Italian sausages, chopped
    1 onion, minced
    2 1/2 cups (20-ounce can) Italian tomatoes
    1 teaspoon basil
    1 tablespoon chopped parsley
    1 pound lasagna or broadest noodles available, cooked
    1 pound ricotta or creamed cottage cheese
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Fry sausages for 3 minutes and drain most fat.
    Add onion and sauté until golden.
    Add tomatoes, 1/2 cup boiling water, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper; simmer, covered, for 3 hours, stirring from time to time.
    Place a layer of lasagna on the bottom of a buttered baking dish and pour a little sauce over it.
    Mix the ricotta with 2 tablespoons water and spread a few tablespoons of the mixture over the sauce.
    Sprinkle with some grated Parmesan cheese.
    Repeat the process until all these ingredients are used, ending with a layer of grated Parmesan cheese.
    Bake the lasagna in a moderate oven, 350° F., for 30 minutes, or until it is done.
    SERVES 4.

    Notes from me.

    From the publication date of the book (1962) it’s probably Roma tomatoes which are designated Italian tomatoes.

    To all you restaurant cooks who seem to think everything can be improved by the addition of tablespoons of cayenne pepper (or its equivalents). Note that there is not a single bit of hot spicing in this recipe. (Black pepper is, at its worst, “warm.”)
    It is not needed!!!
    And very rarely needed in anything else, either.
    Sweet Italian sausage means just that, the sausages are seasoned with spices which taste good but don’t burn a hole in your tongue.

    For those who like pizza there’s a recipe at “Nancy” on Saturday, March 9, 2013

  2. J K

    J K said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks- For me I have cut and pasted your entry into Word to try later this Summer, as for Garfield, no bones about it, while lasagna is his favorite he likes all Italian food, heck he likes ALL food.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    ‘Sorry I’m late … the last delivery was to a bunch of turtles hiding out in the sewer.’

  4. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Plus a rat. (Waiting for pizza delivery must be almost nine eternities for Garfield.)

  5. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Love this…great faces…The day is gone that pizza will be delivered in 30 mins or it’s free…too many people got free pizzas…but I understand Garfield, it can seem like forever…so I’d rather make my own…

  6. EJ Strypes

    EJ Strypes GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sometimes, Waiting does feel like forever.

  7. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    Garf was just dying for a pizza.

  8. Cooncat

    Cooncat said, over 3 years ago

    @J K

    while lasagna is his favorite he likes all Italian food

    I remember a scene in Star Trek II, with Kirk, Spock & Dr. Gillian in a car. “Do you guys like Italian?” “Yes” “No” “Yes” “No” “Yes, I love Italian … and so do you (looking at Spock)” … good stuff

  9. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, over 3 years ago

    Waiting for the pizza guy = The longest 30 minutes of your life.

  10. asklud

    asklud GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Next to last panel: what Garfield really looks like today…

  11. meihong

    meihong said, over 3 years ago

    This is the first time I’ve seen Garfield’s skeleton! It is so cute!

  12. Gray

    Gray said, over 3 years ago



  13. Karaboo2

    Karaboo2 said, over 3 years ago

    What a bonehead.

  14. dangerj03

    dangerj03 said, over 3 years ago


  15. phil m

    phil m said, over 3 years ago

    The real reason the 30 minutes pizza delivery is no more is because of traffic accidents. Speaking from experience it is easy to get a pizza cooked and out the door in under ten minutes. But, if a driver is involved in a road accident it, look out, the pizza store gets sued. The 30 minute guarentee wasn’t worth the hassle.

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