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Old 02-10-2008, 10:46 PM   #61
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Stuffed and Rolled Eggplant Marinara

2 servings olive oil cooking spray (2 seconds of spray)
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
6 ounces tomato paste
5 pounds tomatoes, blanched and peeled
10 basil leaves, shredded into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces parmesan cheese
2 large eggplants, peeled
1 ounce parsley, chopped fine
1 pound ricotta cheese
1/2 cup all-purpose wheat flour
2 egg substitutes, prepared
2 servings olive oil cooking spray
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
4 ounces parmesan cheese
For marinara sauce: Heat olive oil in a frying pan coated with cooking spray and sauté garlic. Stir in tomato paste and tomatoes. Cook over medium heat for 20 - 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with shredded basil. Add pepper and grated cheese to taste. Remove from heat. For stuffed eggplant: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Stir parsley into ricotta and set aside. Slice peeled eggplants lengthwise in 1/4-inch slices. Sprinkle with salt and allow to "sweat" for 10 minutes. Dip in egg substitute, dredge in cracker meal, and bake for 10 - 15 minutes, or until tender. Place a mozzarella slice and a scoop of ricotta in the middle of each eggplant slice. Roll up and place, seam side down, in a baking pan coated lightly with cooking spray. Cover with marinara sauce. Bake 25 - 30 minutes. Allow to set up before serving. Garnish with parsley and grated cheese.
Sounds YUMMY!

Thanks, CFB.

Sounds like it makes a lot...maybe I'll need to cut the ingredients by half?

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It was Daddy chef night, pasta with veggie and meatball sauce.
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tightasadrum,

This sounds delicious. I'd love to make it but I can't figure out what cheese your DW used. I tried googling and checked out some online cheese stores for Italian cheeses, but nothing I found sounds close to "motcorella" (unless it's mozzarella?). :confused:

Any chance you can confirm which cheese she used?

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What do I know? I just eat the stuff, and it WAS delicious. Checked with DW, the cheese she used was ricotta, not mozzarella, with grated parmesan mixed in. She's trying to lose a pound or two, so the attempt was to do it with a little less fat. Worked for me, and I usually end up losing the weight.
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Yes, got to be mozzarella.

We've been having some great slow-cooker porks roasts lately, and I've discovered that one key is, after browning the meat, make sure to have enough liquid to have the roast totally submerged.
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Yes, got to be mozzarella.

We've been having some great slow-cooker porks roasts lately, and I've discovered that one key is, after browning the meat, make sure to have enough liquid to have the roast totally submerged.
Verboten!!

Maybe 0.5c of agua, cook on low; don't overcook...

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While we were waiting for our meals, we were brought fresh, hot French bread and butter, and also we got an order of onion rings. Oh, and iced tea.
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Haddock filets poached in a vegetable broth, served with boiled potatoes, braised fennel bulbs, homemade low-fat tartar sauce and homemade crunchy french baguette. Oh, and a couple of glasses of wine.
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No, but I was watching it as a teenager and hoping to hell it was all over and we'd moved onto something else by the time I was old enough to have to implement the style du jour.

It was power suits, expensive sunglasses and being one of the first on your block with a car phone when I landed. That worked for me.
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Sounds YUMMY!

Thanks, CFB.

Sounds like it makes a lot...maybe I'll need to cut the ingredients by half?
Easily frozen and reheated in the oven...be a bit mushy in the microwave. Hold the sauce until its reheated.

This is one of those dishes I'll get when eating out rather than making it at home since its a little labor intensive. But if you're gonna make it, I'd make the whole batch and get two meals out of it. One now and one in 2 weeks.
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Better get those $125 running shoes out.
That's for sure. I was up 2 pounds the following morning! Hopefully it was from copious salt applied to the onion rings. At any rate, I plan to work out today and tomorrow after work and take care of that little problem.
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Last night was homemade beef stew... My DW can really make a killer stew. She started with a good pot roast, and cut it into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Floured and browned the beef in a little oil in the bottom of a large dutch oven, then added finely chopped onion, garlic, sauteed until onion is transparent. Added about 4 cups of water, bay leaf, worchestershre sauce, black pepper, a little salt, cooked until the beef was tender. Added carrots, potatoes, chunked onions, cooked some more until the veggies were tender. Added a bag of frozen peas at the end, and thickened the broth to make a gravy. Hot yeast rolls, and a couple of Newcastles, and that's good eats!
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Tonight: crock pot cabbage and local farm bratwurst with carrots celery onion garlic tomatoes rice and wheat berries and sprigs of homegrown thyme and oregano.
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Braised red cabbage with smoked ham, three kinds of sausages w/whole grain mustard, gold mashed potatoes with roast garlic.

Sorry, another lazy comfort meal. I spent all day digging up leaky irrigation pipes buried an inch below the sod and installing microdrains around my patio and basketball court.
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tonight was just a tofurkey sandwich (yup, fake meat made to look & taste like a turkey-substitution of real meat). but i did have it on really delicious very fresh from the bakery 7-grain bread so at least that part was real, um, and the mustard.

i often order eggplant out as i never made it well enough to not toss out the dinner i just spent all that time cooking. but reading about it here has reinspired me to rediscover & try again some homemade eggplant parm.
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orzo boiled in tomato juice and vegetable stock with minced garlic. Finished with tons of basil, pepper, italian seasoning, and parmigiano reggiano. Served with crusty garlic bread on the side.

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I'm starting to think that none of us would survive without tomatoes and garlic. Phobia of vampires, perhaps?
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I'm starting to think that none of us would survive without tomatoes and garlic. Phobia of vampires, perhaps?
Nothing like a good 40 clove garlic baked chicken!
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