So in my pain, I'm deciding to not leave the house, stay upstairs, and cook for everyone who crosses my path. My sister informed me it's Friday (insert song here). That means no meat for us good little Catholic girls. This is clearly something I would have forgotten, like hypercolor T-shirts or when Kelly from 90210 had that cocaine issue (ok, I don't forget much) . I texted Jenny Bradley (best Vegan friend and amazing cook) for ideas, she obviously must have a job or something and couldn't get back to me. So, Lena Fay's Veggie recipes, Here we go! Hell ya I dated a Vegan for years! But this has eggs in it so scratch that. And hell, I'm putting cheese in there! It was obviously a bad break up. May as well through some veal in the mix (totally kidding Jenny)
Dad Fay's Pasta Sauce:
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 onion (he used yellow/I use red)
5ish cloves garlic
good canned tomatoes from Italy (2 cans)
Cheap red wine (a glass)
salt to taste
Heat oil and add diced onion on medium.
Cook on low until onions are translucent. Add diced garlic. Cook until fragrant (4mins). Deglaze with wine.
Lena Fay's Eggplant:
I have been told to give this up for Lent instead of alcohol before. Yeah, it's that good, and EASY!
1 eggplant or 2 if you are in the mood, I like the mood
bowl of flour
bowl of 5 beat eggs salt and peppered
bowl of bread crumbs mixed with parmesan cheese
frying oil (I use olive oil and it has a low smoke point, so beware, but I'm scared of most frying oils so this makes me happy)
Get a good eggplant (when in season of course PS-the season just started!)
Slice and salt to remove the bitter taste of eggplant for 1/2 hour
rinse eggplant of salt
begin the process:
slice of eggplant in the egg mixture
then bread crumbs/parm
then fry until crispy
Start layering in a really cool dish!
Bake at 350* until cheese melts (I go about 1/2 hour or an hour, this is subjective)
Stop falling down stairs and drink some vino rosso. It's a good day!
Oh my dear, I wish I could cook forever... Then I wouldn't have to have jobs or go to school ever again.