Thursday, October 27, 2011

What's for lunch?

It is funny how everyone in my family opens that fridge with hope to find a treasure, perhaps?! My son opens that fridge every 5 minutes and I keep telling him that nothing changed there since he last opened it. He says "I know". So each time I ask him, smiling, what is he looking for than? He says his usual "I don't know, something". And we laugh.

This morning I opened that fridge looking for something too. I didn't know what I was looking for, I just  stared at it for a short time. I guess, I did an assessment...:)
But I did find something: a couple of eggplants  were hiding behind a bag of kale. Ah-ha! I had 30 minutes until I had to drive my son to school, so I just cubed those eggplants, salted and left it to sweat. After we had our berry cereal and cup of tea, I dried the eggplants with paper towel, sprinkled it with olive oil, dry dill, granulated garlic and popped it in the oven, preheated to 375F. I set the timer for 25 minutes, asked my Virtuozo (my husband) to turn it off if he leaves before I come back, and was on my way to the school.

When I came back and opened the door, a pleasant smell of dill-garlic aroma filled my kitchen and made me smile.   Mmmm... I turned the eggplants, and let it roast for another 5 minutes.  I wasn't sure what I am going to do with it yet, so I just set it on a plate to cool down and left for the yoga class.

What's for lunch? - I thought driving home from the yoga?  Then I remembered my eggplants! I also had some mashed potatoes with yams, some kale and tomatoes. And for lunch was this beauty:

Until next time,
Cowboy country Vegetarian


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