Now, if you'll recall a couple of weeks ago the readers voted on which Gooseberry Patch Cookbook I would cook out of for the next 10 weeks and selected Homemade Christmas. You should also recall that I said I would let Ott, E select the 10 recipes I would cook out of this book so you would get a man's impression on what sounded good, looked good and how he thought those recipes tasted.
I'll admit when I heard the winner was a Christmas themed cook book I was already to run to the store and buy peppermint, pumpkin and cranberries as I figured each recipe would have a Christmas theme, what I was surprised to find was that there were a lot of recipes you could use any day of the year. I was even more surprised that Ott, E picked one that called for eggplants, tomatoes and onions which we currently have growing fresh in our garden. So after a short walk out the back door and into the garden we were all set to make this dish.
Wait a minute..... do you think Ott, E's really reading through the cookbook?????
Here is a handy recipe for you to click on and print off so you can have this recipe handy for making in your own kitchen.
I then mixed some sugar, basil, oregano and salt in a bowl and sprinkled this over the eggplant and tomatoes.
Lastly I sprinkled both mozzarella and Parmesan cheese on top of the casserole before placing it in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Ott, E really likes eggplant in Italian style dishes (remember our recipe for Eggplant Parmesan?) as he thinks the spices pair nicely with the flavor of the eggplant. The colors of this dish are very catchy and of course the cheese just gives it that cozy comfort food feeling. If you are looking for a recipe for eggplants or tomatoes we would highly recommend this dish!
And, remember after I cook up 10 recipes from this book I will be giving away a copy of this Gooseberry Patch Homemade Christmas cookbook to one of my lucky readers, so be sure to tune in each week and see what I'm making and at the end maybe you'll be the lucky winner?!?!
This post was linked to: Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul with A Moderate Life, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, Tuesday Night Supper Club on Fudge Ripple.