This is what we had for supper the other night:Green beans from the farmers market, acini di pepe (Italian for couscous, I do believe) with slathers of vegan margarine, and eggplant Parmesan.
- Italian-flavored breadcrumbs
- grated Parmesan cheese
- olive oil
- spaghetti sauce
- MOAR CHEESE
Peel and slice the eggplant. Mix breadcrumbs and some of the cheese. Coat the eggplant slices with this mixture. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and brown the eggplant on both sides.
Coat a casserole dish with olive oil and put some spaghetti sauce in the bottom. I like Chunky Garden Style sauce.
Drain the cooked eggplant on paper toweling (kitchen roll, for my British friends).
Put the eggplant slices into the casserole dish, overlapping them. Top them with spaghetti sauce and as much cheese as you can afford.
Bake for about 45-60 minutes at 350 F until the cheese is melted and (if you like it that way) browned.
Oh. Migahd. So. Good.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character can’t afford one ingredient for an important dish.
DanAugust 19, 2015 at 7:33am
With our mini-harvest in process (wife’s veggie garden) we are having more meatless meals. They are so good, I don’t really care.
Marian AllenAugust 19, 2015 at 10:10am
Exactly, Dan! I was born a carnivore, and still like a good meat dish, but I never feel deprived. I think people misunderstand vegan/vegetarianism because they’re used to veg being “side dishes”, not very interesting or particularly flavorful.
JaneAugust 19, 2015 at 9:04am
Know what you mean!
Have you ever laid out everything for your meal prep, even started the early ones off, and then you take the main ingred out of the fridge, and WHEW-OH!! It is no good, doesn’t pass the sniff test, has rotten spot hidden on the bottom, way past the eat-by date, ETC ETC ETC!!
THE HORROR! THE HORROR!
Your meal looks great BTW!
Marian AllenAugust 19, 2015 at 10:12am
Or you KNOW you have the main ingredient. You REMEMBER having it. You can PICTURE it in the fridge/pantry/freezer. But it’s NOT THERE. ~sigh~