For the most part, our pantry staples are pretty common. We keep canned tomatoes and beans, dried pasta, boxed broths, baking supplies, etc. However there are a couple of other unique items I like to keep on hand just in case.
Just in case a recipe for Greek Chicken & Eggplant Stew crosses my path.
I won’t pretend this is anything more than an attempt to sneak another Eggplant Parmesan recipe onto the pages of Lemony Thyme. I want us to have options after all. And they are kind of fun all stacked up and pretty.
Moussaka. The best Moussaka I’ve ever had was in ‘a diner.’ The kind of diner you find in CT or NY, that are open all night, where you can order fried eggs, t-bone steaks, pancakes, cocktails, Moussaka (or hundreds of other dishes)…any time of day. Every time I visit my sister we have at least one meal at a diner, doesn’t matter which one because they’re all good, and most often I order Moussaka.
While the recipe is delicious, I have since discovered a much easier and equally tasty version. Check out my Easy Baba Ghanoush recipe here.
Eggplant was the abundant ‘on sale’ item in the fridge today. I had bought two varieties at the Farmers’ Market but had yet to come up with a plan.
While fresh picked eggplant is one of the most beautiful fruits of the garden, once cooked….is not always as good looking. I did a quick Internet search for ‘pretty images’ of eggplant recipes and came across several for Baba Ghanoush. I’d heard of it, maybe even enjoyed it in a restaurant, but certainly had not made it from scratch. I decided to try the recipe by The Pioneer Woman and only adjusted it slightly to taste as she suggested.