Last food thing, I swear!

Can you tell I’ve done jack squat the last few days?? (speaking of jack squat – that brings up a hilarious story!) My allergies have been terrible and frankly – I’ve just napped a lot! Mostly my allergies give me awful headaches or I am extremely tired. This time it was tired.

Kid story alert!

So Adam often says words he shouldn’t and we tell him he can’t say that. It’s his way of testing the boundaries. Sometimes he gets soap in his mouth, sometimes he gets sent to his room (I think this actually irritates him more because he does it for the attention). Anyway, he doesn’t do this as much anymore. But now he’ll ask if a work is appropriate or if he can say that word in our house (or if he can say that word in my room if he’s hanging with me in the stamp room). And at times, he’ll ask if it’s appropriate (well, his version of pronouncing that word) several times….like lots. Totally annoying.

So the other day, he asks me if he can call me Jack Squat. I really had to control myself to not laugh in his face. Because it wasn’t just what he said…it was the way he says “Jack Squat”. I told him sure, you can call me Jack Squat if you want to, lol! And then we had to go through if “sure” was an appropriate word and if we can say “sure” in my room…..so it began all over again.

Now, if I ever hear Jack Squat – that’s all I think of…..Can I call you Jack Squat???

Ok….back to the food…and I do swear this is the last one. I promise REAL crafty goodness tonight! Promise! I’ve been working on a project that I can’t share until next week, but it’s about finished and I am taking the afternoon off to make some other things. So I’ll show you those! But this is what we had for dinner last night…

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YUM! That’s Eggplant Parmesan…in all it’s saucy-cheesy-goodness! Makes my mouth water! This is probably my favorite dish ever. Mine is usually 3-4 layers deep. Yum! The younger two won’t try it and as much as I am all about ‘this is dinner – eat it or don’t eat,’ I do not waste it on them if they won’t eat it! So they had ‘naked noodles’ – or noodles with a little olive oil, garlic, and stuff. Andy has loved it since he was about 18 mos old though – smart kid!

Eggplant Parmesan

1 eggplant
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Spaghetti sauce

Breading:
2 eggs
2 T water
Salt
Oregano
Pepper
¼ c flour
1/3 c parmesan cheese

Wash and peel eggplant. Cut into ½ inch slices. Mix middle ingredients together to form a runny pancake batter. Dip eggplant into batter, then cook in hot oil. (4 to 6 minutes)
In large baking dish, pour thin layer of sauce. Place eggplant on sauce, sprinkle with sauce, parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers until all eggplant is used.
Bake in oven at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes. (I usually double or triple the recipe – and it is just as good warmed up for leftovers, and I hate leftovers!)

Also, when I was at Ikea I looked for my hot pink chair. When I went last time, they were out of the hot pink. But the seat of the chair is sold separately and it’s only $6 to buy the seat. Well, this time they had pink! So here’s my new chair – again, please ignore the disarray that is my stamp room…..it’s actually kinda clean-ish there!

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notice all those cd cases and dvd cases of stamps to the right? Yeah….gotta get better storage for those, huh? It’s on my list……

10 comments to Last food thing, I swear!

  • Amanda A.

    Your “kid story” reminded me of another kid story from a friend of mine and her young son (I think he’s 8). It went something like this:

    Son: Mom, is sh*t a bad word?
    Mom: Yes.
    Son: So, I can’t say sh*t?
    Mom: No.
    Son: So then I’ll get in trouble if I say sh*t, right?

    And on and on….essentially repeating the bad word as many times as possible. Funny stuff.

  • congrats on the pink chair!

  • NancyS (momsnack)

    Thanks for the eggplant recipe – I just bought eggplant yesterday and was going to make my dil’s recipe for moussaka, but think I’ll try your recipe instead.
    NancyS (momsnack)

  • Angie

    I tried your eggplant recipe way back when you first posted it last year….it IS delish!! I never remember eating eggplant before then but now I make it every couple of months & my family loves it!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Scarlette

    Love your stamp pad storage. Please share and let me know what you are using. You’ve got some clever storage ideas in your stamp room.

  • Love that pink chair! Is it comfy? I’d love to get one for Becca’s room!

  • Great stamp room. 🙂 Love the colors…and I don’t mind the mess…as you said it isn’t that bad…plus it means you have been creating. Jennie

  • Holly

    Oh, thank goodness I’m not the only one whose room looks like that! I can walk in there now, but can’t get to the countertop. That day will come, right?

  • Hi! It doesn’t look bad at all! I was wondering what you use for your stampin up pads – I’m not sure I’m in love with the option they have in their catalog. I see yours has room for the pads and the inkers in one spot. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lovin’ your “kinda cleanish” stamp room! Mine is considered kinda clean when it looks about like that too! LOL! My stamp room is my dump room so it *may* have a tendency to get just a tad messy!!! *giggles*

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