for a recipe. Turns out it takes a lot of prep work to make eggplant parmesan, and I don’t have a lot of time to invest in a meal. So, I found this one instead. I omitted the lemon juice because I added a red sauce and I thought that would taste bad together. I also made regular chicken parmesan for Kurt in the crockpot.
The verdict? Hmmm…I liked everything in it. I liked the idea of it. But something about it was kinda blah. The eggplant didn’t have much flavor at all. I loved the spinach, garlic and mushrooms, but the eggplant just seemed to just be…there…all soft…maybe I cooked it too long. I followed the directions exactly on cooking time. Karis liked the eggplant. Err…well…just the one that fell on the floor while I was cooking it. She said it was hot.I’ll see what I can find in other eggplant recipes.
Tonight I’m making a rosemary chicken and potato dish in the crockpot, and I’ll sauté some zucchini and yellow squash with carrots, garlic and onions.
Oh… I failed to mention that I’m not really eating meat anymore. Going vegetarian you say? Um, no, at least not 100%...more like…84.7%...I’m mainly cutting it out of my diet to save money. It’s expensive to eat meat at almost every meal. And, no matter what anyone says, I believe a vegetarian diet is healthier for you, too. Some meat here and there is perfectly fine, and that’s where I’m at now. But a diet that is mainly meat and carbs and refined, processed foods is horrible. That’s where I used to be.Now, my husband will never be a vegetarian. Never. Ever. And that’s fine. I’ll grill him a big fat steak every night if he wants it. Cause I love him. :) But he’s also gonna get a great big pile of veggies right next to that steak.