11/9/15 I feel lazy today

Hi, it’s Liz. Today has been a lazy day. I just feel very lazy and unmotivated today. I just haven’t had the gumption to do anything. I even did something I NEVER do – turned on the TV “for company”. Usually, I prefer the silence. Maggie must be feeling it, too, because she curled up on her blue velour blanket on the bed and slept the entire day.

One thing I did do, however, is make an eggplant parmesan. I sliced the eggplant, set them out on wire racks with paper towels underneath, and sprinkled the eggplant slices with kosher salt. I left them for several hours, letting the water leech out. I turned the slices over halfway through the waiting time (about 3 or 4 hours). If you omit this step, your eggplant will be very, very, mushy.

I heated the oil, and patted off the eggplant. I dipped the sliced vegetable in beaten egg, then flour, then Panko breadcrumbs (for crispness). Eggplant will soak up oil and get nasty if the oil isn’t heated enough. I browned the slices, then replaced them on the wire racks to let the oil drip out. They looked pretty crispy!

Once the eggplant was drained, I put a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a casserole. I placed four pieces of eggplant in the bottom, then added fresh basil leaves, mozzarella cheese, and sauce. I had sixteen pieces of eggplant and did these layers four times to use up all the vegetable. I then baked the eggplant at 350 degrees for about an hour, covered. Here is the result:

casserole

I made a side of pasta with marinara sauce to go with the eggplant.

Other than that…I think I made the bed around Maggie.

Hope everyone had a good Monday!

Your friend, Liz

8 thoughts on “11/9/15 I feel lazy today

  1. cb

    Mmmm I LOVE eggplant parmisan. In fact I love eggplant in most forms.

    The Mrs hates eggplant. I used to hate it. Probably due to overexposure in my half Italian childhood household.

    Somewhere down the road I rediscovered it.

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  2. noodle4president

    Miss Liz, that looks de-licious! Mom said today was horrible because it rained allll day. Mondays are hard enough without the gloominess of a grey sky. Hope you find your motivation! *ear licks* Noodle

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  3. loisajay

    wow–are we ever on the same wavelength! That is exactly what we hadfor dinner tonight–along with a couple of leftover slices of pizza and a salad. We are very stuffed…..Tell Maggie to send the blue velour blanket over this way.. 😀

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