This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 9 and 3 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Melanzane Parmigiana!

...which in Italian is Eggplant Parmesan. I didn't like it when I was younger, but as I've gotten older I started liking it. I have ordered in restaurants and of course I grew up with my mom making it. I had not made it myself until Saturday!

When I did my grocery shopping I saw that the eggplants were on sale. I picked a nice looking one and bought an eggplant for the first time ever! I didn't know what to cook for dinner Saturday then I remembered I had the eggplant in the fridge.

The whole meal took about 30 minutes to make and only cost about $2! TOTAL. I usually make my own sauce but was out of it at the time so I used canned sauce. Here is what I did:

-Start skillet with oil heating up
-Slice eggplant into ~1/4 in slices (I would probably peel it next time to please the hubby)
-Get one bowl of whisked eggs, another bowl of seasoned bread crumbs
-Dredge slices in egg then crumbs and place in hot oil
-Fry until golden brown on each side--about 2-4min each side then remove onto paper towel
-Cover with a bit of sauce and eat!

They were delicious and as good if not better than restaurant quality. While I was frying them I had my pasta boiling and everything was ready at the same time. It is a great vegetarian meal and oh so frugal! My hubby loved it, and even my little boy loved it! He ate 3 slices and some spaghetti of his own. I will definitely be making it again.

Around the time Brad turned 1 I started reading stories to him at night time. He was still a bit too young for it though and would just get distracted wiggling around and trying to get down so I quit. Shortly after his 2nd birthday I started again and he absolutely loves it! He sits so quietly on my lap and points at the pictures. He gets the books out of his bookcase to hand them to me and puts them up when we are done. Here is a pic that Nick took one night last week of me reading to him (don't judge my hair--it was late):

♥ my life


1 comment:

  1. Your Italian eggplant looked delish! Picture perfect!!! Glad the family loved it, including lil Bradley....awwww....the pic of you reading to Bradley is adorable. You look just fine too! love you tons


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