An unusual presentation of the usual vegetables. The grilled vegetables: always zucchini, eggplant, peppers.
And the mixed salad: always a chopped iceberg-type lettuce, with some variation of tomatoes and/or carrots and/or cucumbers. Always with a bottle of olive oil, a bottle of vinegar, and salt on the side. Incidentally, this was the way my mother always had her salad. I kind of like it.
And the tomatoes. Always tomatoes. Always cherry. They came on everything. And since X doesn’t eat them, I always had to eat both his and mine (it’s the law). So I came away feeling like a big cherry tomato.