Sunday, June 21, 2015
Since my husband isn't usually very keen on the idea of eating vegetables, it surprised me a few weeks ago when he suggested eggplant parmesean as one of our new meals to cook this year. It would be a new meal for me too, as I think my experience with eggplant was limited to a single small piece at a lunch in China, where the vegetables all look and taste the same... So probably not a really fair assessment.
I found a simple recipe, and we tried it out a couple of weekends ago. I'm sure the breading, marinara sauce and copious amounts of cheese was what made the meal feel like it wasn't based around a vegetable. And for the first half of our plates, we were both pretty impressed! I even sent a message to my mother-in-law to brag about how her notoriously picky son was eating eggplant!!
I'm not sure that it was my favorite meal ever, and we did end up with quite a few leftovers. Next time, we might make it a combo meal of eggplant and chicken parmesean together... But it's not off the table to ever have again!