This mixture of garden-fresh veggies includes corn, eggplant, tomato, and basil. This delightful combination comes together in a side dish I like to call Corn and Eggplant Vegetable Medley.
100+ temperatures are stagnating around us like a lazy fog here in Texas.
My motivation and inspiration in the kitchen have melted away faster than frozen-hard butter melts in a microwave.
Because of the high temperatures, cooking seems like a lot of trouble. If I do cook, it’s mostly without a recipe.
Can you relate?
All this means I have been pulling out my familiar, but simple favorites like this Corn and Eggplant Vegetable Medley. It’s perfect for people who want to eat more veggies but are tired of green beans and carrots.
There might be another reason for my lethargy…
Last week, we had to move my mother into a skilled nursing center– temporarily. Thankfully, it’s in the same place where she lived independently with my dad since 1991.
Tomorrow, we are moving her to an assisted living apartment. She won’t be able to take many belongings with her, so we have much work ahead of us to clean out her two-bedroom apartment.
Have you been through this yourself? If so, you can certainly understand decision-overload and guilt! Thank God for my sister who has traveled here to help me with the million and one decisions ahead of us.
Southwestern Eggplant Dressing
Southwestern Eggplant Dressing uses cornbread as a base with all sorts of veggies added, including green chilies, for a savory side dish or vegetarian entree.
Meatball Ratatouille Soup
Mini meatballs combined with eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes and Italian spices in a delicious soup--easy on the waistline.
Chicken and Eggplant Stir-fry
Ground chicken stir-fried with eggplant and served in a spicy sauce--a re-creation of a restaurant fave we used to order at P.F. Changs.
Roasted Veggies - Hot or Cold
Directions for grilling various summer vegetables including eggplant, bell peppers, squash, and mushrooms
Creamed Corn with Maple Bacon
Everyday creamed corn gets dressed up for dinner with a slightly caramelized sauce and maple bacon.
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- 2 tablespoons garlic olive oil
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped (I always use frozen)
- 1/4 cup green bell peppers, chopped
- 1 cob of corn (approx 1 cup), with corn cut off the ear
- 1 medium eggplant, peeled and diced into 1" pieces (smaller pieces if you're skittish about eggplant)
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1 cup soft bread crumbs
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 strips of crispy, fried bacon, crumbled (optional)
- Heat oil in large skillet. Saute onions and bell peppers until soft. Add corn and saute a couple of minutes until corn is slightly browned. Add eggplant. Saute and stir until eggplant starts to brown. Cover and allow to cook another 5-7 minutes or until eggplant begins to soften.
- Add tomatoes and cook another minute.
- Add bread crumbs and bacon (if using) and season with salt and pepper. Stir in half the cheese and pour into a flat casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
If it's too hot to turn on the oven, put a lid on the skillet after you have added all ingredients and turn the heat down low 'til it's heated through and the cheese is melted. If you're grilling, put the covered skillet over indirect heat for similar results.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 297 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 405mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 8g Protein: 11g