Sunday, February 6, 2011

A cooking adventure

So I decided it would be fun to have Andrew's parents over for dinner this winter and wanted to really out-do myself with some good cooking. Since his parents are vegetarians/vegans, I began searching for a good recipe that would please everyone and then I found it in my Martha Stewart magazine: Eggplant Parmesan. I had made the Chicken Parmesan a month ago and Andrew said it was one of the best things I've ever cooked, but I skipped one of the major time consuming parts which was making the sauce. This time I went all out:

I made the sauce.

Cut up and breaded the eggplants.

Then let them sit for 30 minutes so the breading would stick then fried them for 5 minutes each.

Started layering my casserole and popped it in the fridge for the next night.

Total time: 1 hour and 50 minutes - holy cow! I don't think I've ever cooked something so time consuming. Everyone raved about how good the dinner was so I'd say it was a success! I would post the recipe but then this post would be really long! If you'd like it though, let me know and I'll email a scan of the page out of the magazine (I couldn't find it online).


jennifermariefrederick said...

that looks AMAZING! I've always loved eggplant Parmesan, but the one time I made it... it was a disaster. Maybe I need to give it another go.

Unknown said...

Looks good! I end up making time consuming dinners all the time... not because I make fancy recipes, just because I cook really, really slowly. Same as how I live the rest of my life.