Friday, August 27, 2010

Man I'm run ragged!! LOL

This new job at the hair salon is running me ragged!! I've got to work all weekend again:( Than next week they are sending me to a 3 day training class! Yippie for me LOL!!
So yesterday after I did my home hair people I had a cooking marathon to get dinners for a couple of nights! I made country style ribs,meatloaf, pot roast with carrots & potatoes, baked a chicken, biscuits. Plus for dinner Thursday I fried some spots, french fries & hush puppies plus cole slaw, yummy!!
Than at Harris Tetter I found 2 eggplants in the sale bin for less than $1.00

I made this last night for my lunch today. Oh my gosh was it good
I did leave out the capers cause I didn't have any & used thin reg. spaghetti.

Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium eggplant, (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 plum tomatoes, diced
1/3 cup chopped pitted green olives
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
4 teaspoons capers, rinsed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, (optional)
12 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, or basil

Put a pot of water on to boil.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggplant and cook, stirring occasionally, until just softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, vinegar, capers, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper (if using) and cook, stirring, until the tomatoes begin to break down, 5 to 7 minutes more.
Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and divide the pasta among 6 shallow bowls. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle parsley or basil on top.

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I used the recipe from the back of the bag. Was self rising flour!



Pat said...

You sure do some great cooking and take great photos of it, too!

Cyndi said...

Wow, that makes my mouth water just looking at it...I love eggplant! And those biscuits...pass the jam, please! ;O)



Gene Black said...

I love finding food "in the sale bin" that I can use today or tomorrow and save money. When my grocery marks down the mushrooms, I always buy some and saute them so they will keep till I use them - usually within a week.
Early this week I got a bag of Romaine lettuce -on sale and with a $1 off coupon on the bag for 32 cents!

Your food pictures look divine!

Barb said...

Wow.....I am coming to your house for dinner....

ROZ said...

Looks yummy! I'll be right over with my fork.