Last Night’s Dinner and This Morning’s Walk

I don’t have much time this morning, but thought I would share last night’s kitchen triumph, since they seem to be few and far between these days.

I saw this recipe for Eggplant Parmesan in a blog from France I read (I know you all thought mine was the only one, but there actually are a few others…)and thought I would try it.  Martha and I loved it.  Mark is in Spain so he had to settle for dinner at the hotel bar in Bilbao.  He did report that he could see the Guggenheim dog from his window- not bad.  Anyway, this recipe was super easy, as it uses jarred spaghetti sauce, and if you bake the eggplant in advance, your dinner could come together in a flash.

Here is the link.

Here is my dinner.


This morning I took the camera with me on my early walk with Sawyer .  Here are shots looking both ways down the Champs.  Soon all the leaves will be down and the arc will be completely visible.  I really love that thing, for some reason.

So that’s it for me .  I’m off to the market in search of brussels sprouts, which are said to be in season now.  Anyone got a good recipe for those to share?  I do love me some brussels sprouts.

Happy Hump Day, mes amies.

PS- just realized I never wrote the post about my visit to the Guggenheim-oops.  Here is a pic of the dog.  It was so cool.


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7 responses to “Last Night’s Dinner and This Morning’s Walk

  1. Why, thank you so kindly for the link-back! And for trying the eggplant dish. 🙂

    For brussel sprouts, I recently made them boiled in salt water, cut in half and seasoned with honey, dijon mustard and toasted chopped almonds. I’m not sure if that appeals to you …

    • THanks, Jennie- and you’re welcome! I actually didn’t find any brussels sprouts at the market- guess it’s still a tad early? THanks for the preparation suggestion- I’ll save it.

  2. Mom

    I have a kick-*** recipe and will send it today. I’m ready for another spell in Paris!
    Je t’ embrasse fort

  3. Mary Lipnick

    I am not particularly fond of brussels sprouts but everyone else in my family loves them. I serve them very simply – roasted in the oven (a la Ina) with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper. I can’t eat them plain but if I pair them – on my fork -with red grapes they taste great. I was very pleased to discover this at a dinner with Dan’s boss and his wife. She had prepared dinner and I was horrified to see brussels sprouts on my plate. I think it was some sort of test. Instead of embarrassing myself by hiding my brussels sprouts under my mashed potatoes I was able to enjoy them. Don’t why this combo works but I’m glad it does.

  4. Julie Little

    Thanks so much for the eggplant recipe. Friends gave me a nice beautiful one from their garden for my birthday. All ready to cook something good up with it. Your meal looks yummy.

  5. Lisa

    Will have to try the eggplant. It looks yummy. I have some great brussel sprout recipes I will send you. Tried your roasted tomato and pasta recipe. Huge hit! Tasted so good and so quick and easy to make so thanks for that!

    Taking my dogs for a walk in a few minutes. Pretty sure I will NOT be wearing a jacket since it’s 74 out!

  6. k

    love eggplant your dish looks absolutely delicious. Too bad Mark missed!!

Hollah back y'all!

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