So it's June 1st, and I didn't make any posts for the entire month of May. I guess I was a little busy having a baby and all. I actually did a lot of cooking in March and April to stock up the freezer with enough meals to hopefully not have to cook for a month after giving birth. With eight days to go towards that goal and sandwich supplies on hand it looks like I just might squeak by . . .
But I do have a delicious link for you. Back in the first week of May when I was waiting around for this baby to be born (due April 28), I started getting tricksy. I tried pretty much every trick in the book to convince baby to be born including this eggplant parmigiana recipe. Looks gross, tastes AWESOME, did not produce a baby within 48 hours. But it was still yummy. I made a 1/2 recipe which was a good thing, as this is RICH in cheese and we had enough for about three meals (two adults, one toddler). It was labor-intensive (har, har) so I'm not sure I'd make it again unless I had some serious baby-sitting or it was a weekend. But it was yummy. Did I mention that already?
The only things I changed were to use cottage cheese instead of ricotta (we prefer the texture) and used basil pesto in the sauce since I had no access to fresh basil. I also made my own breadcrumbs from some stale bread and Italian seasoning and used that parmesan/romano cheese blend in the shaker bottle *gasp!* instead of the fresh stuff. But it was still yummy.
So I'll end on a sweeter, prettier note. Baby Girl. Born 8 days after the eggplant parmigiana. We love her a LOT!