I get quite a few cooking magazines in the mail. Some months I have so many dinner ideas running through my head that I get a little overwhelmed because I don't have time to fix them all. Other times, I can't seem to find any good recipes.
I am linking up with someone for something today... I just don't remember what. Let me check.
Found it. I am linking up with 33 Shades of Green to give you my:
had a recipe for something called Eggplant Involtini. Decided to make it because I thought it was a cocktail. Just kidding, but not exactly.
This is how it looked!
Found out involtini means meat wrapped around something. (Hope that description wasn't too technical for you.) So, I guess this is a take on that.
When Kati was home last weekend we were really busy and going different directions. Usually we get to cook a few meals together when she is back, but we didn't get to this time. So, the night before she left, even though we had gone out for supper, we decided to cook together. Picked up the ingredients...well, most of them. (It wasn't as if I planned to follow the recipe exactly anyway.)
These were our ingredients...
Let's see... spaghetti sauce, Ricotta, garlic, an egg, some cheese, some lemon zest. Salt/pepper, too.
The recipe actually had you make your own red sauce. Not gonna happen when it is already getting late and I am tired...or maybe anytime. So, for $.99 we turned to Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce. I am so cheap.
At first we put some of the ingredients in a bowl... but then...
The recipe called for eggplant slices about a 1/4 inch thick. I really like my Pampered Chef slicer and so I used that and my slices were pretty thin... probably about 1/8 of an inch thick. Close enough.
|I would rotate this picture if I wasn't so tired.|
He would have liked them better if they had meat in them... maybe some browned and crumbled Italian sausage? He would probably have liked them even better with a steak and a glass of red wine... especially if they also had the Italian sausage in them. (If he is ornery enough that could always be on the menu for the man with high cholesterol... except we would skip the wine since that is now considered Heart Healthy... just kidding.... I wouldn't do that...he could still have the wine.)
Kati at her blog. She probably blogged about this recipe better and more accurately than me!