Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Eggplant & Eggface

Last night I roasted my Farmer's Market eggplant and a red onion and came up with a yummy casserole. I was craving eggplant and something saucy and Italian. Must be something in the air because my friend Mary said the same thing today. I tossed a few things together and this is what I came up with. It's a keeper. I just ate the leftovers for lunch today and it's even better the second day.

Shelly's Chicken & Eggplant Bake

1 large Red Onion, chopped
3 cups Eggplant, diced
Olive oil
Kosher Salt
1 cup of chicken - I used 7 Chicken Breast tenders cut into 1" pieces, marinated in a few T's of Italian Dressing for 4 hours (at least)
1 cup Marinara Sauce
2 Tablespoons fresh Basil, chopped
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Dash of Red Pepper Flakes
1 cup Italian Blend Cheese, shredded
2 Tablespoons Italian Bread Crumbs

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss onions and eggplant with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in oven for 50 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Saute chicken that has been marinated till golden. Combine with roasted veggies. Pour sauce over. Add basil, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Pour into a casserole dish. Mix cheese and bread crumbs and spread evenly on top of chicken mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350.

So I'm going for my first PS consultation this week. I'm going South of the Border again. It's funny I feel more nervous about PS than I did re-routing my intestines. I'm not nervous about the Mexico part at all just the PS itself. I had a great experience having surgery in Mexico it was much better than any hospital experience I have had in the states. My surgeon highly recommends this place. I've seen two people who have had work done by them and they look great. I'm just dreading being incapacitated and in pain but whatcha gonna do. I need my arms, "the girls" and my stomach done... hell I need butt and inner thigh work too but I don't really care about that. I figure if someone is getting that view they better not care either. The three I've decided to have work on are affecting me physically and emotionally. The rest well... I'll consider them battle scars.

I am looking forward to going to Mexico for the day. Mmmm Elote seriously yummy. Grilled corn with Lime and Cotija Cheese sprinkled on it. It should be a fun day. I'll take pics.

Highlights of the day:

* I went to Target. Go and check out all the super cool Halloween stuff they have. Fun.

* I went to the thrift and found three great books: a really cool Nutrition Almanac, the book French Women Don't Get Fat which I've wanted to read for awhile, and a pocket size picture Italian Dictionary. Ohhh and the cutest Black Spider Candle Holder.

* Mmmm sucking on a Life Savers Fruit Tart. Have you tried these yet? So good. Yes this is a highlight. I please easily.

Oh BTW I changed my display name on OH to Eggface. I figured everyone calls me Eggface I should just embrace this.

Listening to: "How Far We've Come" Matchbox 20


Sarah said...

Yeah, seriously if I have my pants down for someone they better not care about my butt or thighs...now typically I only have my pants down for doctors...and maybe I can keep it that way and marry a doctor:)

Mary said...

OMG! That looks so good. I gotta try it. A good way to cure my eggplant craving and stay on track! Thanks!