stuffed eggplant

The eggplants are coming in fast and furious. It’s amazing what less rain and more sun will do for a garden! I brought in two this morning – with a lot more out there – and Victor volunteered to make stuffed eggplant for dinner!

I will pretty much never argue when he says he’ll cook dinner – I am no fool! (at least in this instance…)

He took the smaller of the two – yes, that’s a small eggplant – and created a great clean-out-the-refrigerator stuffing:

  • ground beef
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli
  • shallots
  • bread crumbs
  • tomato sauce
  • hot pepper
  • zucchini
  • parmesan cheese
  • garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • the eggplant inards

He cooked everything, seasoned it to perfection, stuffed the eggplant, and popped it – covered – into a 350°F/180°C oven for about 35 minutes. He uncovered it, added more cheese to the top, and placed it under the broiler for a couple of minutes to brown and finish off.

The end result was nothing short of perfection! And to make it even better, there’s leftover stuffing that will be reworked into tomorrow’s dinner!

My stomach is smiling!

And to make it all even better, better, he took the larger eggplant and made Little Grandma’s Eggplant Appetizer!

eggplant appetizer

We’re set in the food department for a while! It really does not suck to be us!