Tuesday, June 29, 2010

eating the alphabet [G] [L] [N] [P]

We are still eating through the alphabet (See A here, B here, and C & R here) we have just decided to do one or 2 fruits/veggies for each letter.

Everyone in this house hates grapefruit except for me. I will not give up! Even with sugar on it!!

L is a good one- I love lemon on everything! The kids like lettuce and lemon too. A+ for the Ls!!!!

Nectarines are completely delicious! Sometimes I just marvel at God and His creativity- the colors and tastes in fruits alone can cause you to just sit and wonder!

The kids all liked nectarines - which are like fuzz-less peaches.

P is for Pear- pears are greatly loved at this house.

grapefruit- B- (sour, but so good for you!)
lettuce- A+ (especially romaine)
lemons- A
nectarines- A+
pears- A+

I did buy an eggplant and it is sitting in the fridge being avoided by me- I am terrified. What do you do with an eggplant?!?!??!?


Jessica said...

Never tried it myself, but want to encourage my family to try new things also.

Thought this link looked interesting!


tacky said...

I don't know, but maybe the hint is in the name...plant it! I have never been brave enough to use it...veggie called egg...

Mary said...

oh Sara make eggplant parmigiana. Sauté slices of breaded eggplant (Italian style)loaded with marinara sauce and lots of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Debby said...

Mary has the same idea that I have. I dip the eggplant egg and mile and fry them...then put in a baking dish and layer with the sauce and mozzerlla and par chees. It is delicious.
Thanks for coming over to Cozy Blanket.

Pam said...

Ditto on the eggplant parm. It is the only way I have every cooked it. Very tasty vegitarian dish!

Monica said...

Slice the eggplant and throw it on the BBQ!! Yummy! Zucchini and yellow squash are good too. Toss them all in olive oil and a little salt and pepper - SO good!

Lauren said...

I love all of these! And eggplant? Not a clue!

Debby said...

Sara, I just came across this go to realsimple@realsimple.chtah.com. There is a recipe for eggplant lasagna.....it's like the one I do and Mary's....has a picture. Looks yummy.

joyfullness said...

Okay..You will LOVE this!!!
lay that baby down on her side and make slices all the way down...maybe 12 or so...then take a paring knife and (i like it best with out the skin...)take the skin off...just hold 2 circles(slices) and make cuts all the way around as if you were cutting every other hour off of a clock...no skin..
okay...step 2...mix one egg with a splash of water in a bowl...
step 3...put italian style bread crumbs in another bowl...
step 4... take each circle and dip in the egg...then the bread crumbs..
oh..i forgot...you need a frying pan..and some (Smart Balance) oil.. put that on the stove and get it hot(ish) then turn your oil to medium..this matters!!...about an inch of oil in the pan...(mmmmmmm)
okay..now step 271...dunk..dunk...gently place..i use tongs..so i don't get splashed.
i can get about 4..maybe 5 per each pan... sizzle sizzle sizzle
turn...repeat..and repeat!!
Place each on a papertowel covered plate and continue..
Sprinkle sea salt over the tops..you can use in a baked italian dish..just layers and sauce.. or we made panini sandwiches out of them ...i spread tomato basil pesto on our bread.. made the sandwich..buttered up the outsides of the bread and "grilled" them..(like a grilled cheese sammy..) oooh don't forget some provolone cheese..mmmmm..devour!!
any questions???
Happy Birthday again...
I loved reading about your day!
Joyfully His!

Monica said...

Mix 1 T of cornstarch and 3 T water into a paste and set aside. Dice the eggplant, onion, bell pepper and a potato into small bite-sized pieces. Stir-fry everything. Add the cornstarch mixture and allow to simmer until the sauce thickens. Salt according to taste. I would tell you how good this is, but I don't like lemon or grapefruit, so your tastebuds might not agree! :)

Catherine Anne said...

Love catching up on the blog~

Kellie said...

Hi Sarah...my Aunt Dot had a wonderful recipe for fried eggplant. Basically treat it just like you would a squash or zucchini you were frying. I know frying takes some of the "goodness" out of the vege but it was yummy. Egg wash, bread crumbs and fry!

StacieB said...

OK- so maybe this was mentioned- I didn't read all your comments. But grapefruit is amazing if you put honey on it- let it seep in and it makes it SOOO sweet :) Maybe your kiddos would like it then! As for the eggplant- make eggplant parm (like chicken parm). Slice it and dip it in egg and bread crumbs mixed with parm. cheese. Bake it for about a half hour and then layer it in a pan with sauce and more cheese :) Bake again- it's super yummy!!! It's actually a weight watchers recipe and it's so good for you! Enjoy :)

Stephanie said...

Eggplant parm is the way to go. As for grapefruit, not a fan here. I do love romaine lettuce and lemons. Actually everything else you mentioned gets an a+ from me.