Friday, July 25, 2014

Six Words Friday ~ Bump ~

 "Bump" on vine

Eggplant Parmesan

Sharing my six words with 
Please stop by and share Six Words with my dear friend Adrienne.
Many thanks Adrienne for hosting Six Words Friday,
it's both challenging and fun!

Now here's Part to make it!!

I didn't really follow a recipe...

 You must start with fresh ingredients, and your favorite recipe for sauce.
Mine is very simple...

2 cans of San Marzano whole tomatoes
1 sweet onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 Large Basil leaf

Saute onion for a few minutes, then add garlic, saute till fragrant
Add tomatoes, crush with a potato masher, but leave a little chunky.
Add tomato paste, basil and salt & pepper.
Cook all day!!

 Set up your breading station like this.
I needed 3 eggs, I used seasoned bread crumbs,
and added some fresh parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs.

 A lined baking sheet, melted butter, about a quarter cup,
in a 500 degree oven for 10 minutes...
they look like this when they come out, healthier then fried
and much easier.
This made up the bottom layer.

 Sauce first, Eggplant, Sauce, Mozzeralla Cheese.

 This casserole dish held 2 layers, which was 2 eggplant.
It worked perfectly.

Sauce, cheese....more cheese, into a 400 degreen oven for 20 minutes.

 Served with garlic bread and fresh vegatable from the garden,
it was really delicious.

I invited mom for dinner and I think she really liked it!!

So what special dishes have you guys been cooking up this summer??
Is your garden producing the main ingredients?? 


  1. could i have a napkin please... i think i am drooling. i need breakfast. (do you think that this would be bad for breakfast?) yum!! so delicious. i love folks that don't follow a recipe & it tastes so good. i am not that brave. i always follow a recipe. ok, that is not totally true ... but i usually add like something similar say a bit of cinnamon because i love it ... but it will go with everything else. my Grandmas were like you ... they were awesome cooks. ( :

    i'm still drooling. ha. ha!!

  2. Hi Debbie I hope Beth leaves me some and I also am drooling!!! Have a great weekend.

  3. Should have eaten by breakfast before reading! Starving! And mouth watering!! And I love the color of those "bumps" on the vine!

  4. Oh that looks delicious I would love to have big plate of that right now. My Hero will not eat eggplant I think my one unfortunate burning it thing about 100 years ago still sits in his pallet:) Great post gotta go find food now:) Hug. B

  5. good golly, that's a lot of work. my mind numbs out on recipes. :)

    hoping you are having a good day today!

  6. Hey Purple Birdie Mama!
    Those first three shots and the words kept right off the page at me!

    However, no cheese of garlic allowed for me, so I will just fry up that eggplant in a little oil and some spices. And proceed to eat the whole thing.

    Flowers growing in our garden. I long for a veggie garden!

  7. I love your transformation of the bump :) They all look so tasty.

  8. Exactly how I make it, except I slice the eggplant thinner. Now I'm hungry for this dish -- maybe Sunday. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I am going to be making your recipe. It looks wonderful. I really don't like that frying part.
    Then the cheese is such a fantastic idea.
    I have a few that need to be made into food now. It looks fantastic. I bet it was incredible. I like your recipe for sauce as well.

  10. That looks soooooo good. Greg doesn't like eggplant so I wouldn't bother to make it here. But I wouldn't mind if you'd airmail me a chunk. Summer cooking boggs me down. It's something on the grill, a veggie and a starch and I call it a day.

  11. That looks incredible!! We are having the best year with eggplant--I love it!

  12. Oh my, haven't been making anything as special as this. You are a master chef! It looks delicious!

  13. Wow!!Your Eggplant Parmesan looks so delicious Debbie!How lucky you are to have fresh vegatables from your garden!!I'll try to make your recipe!!Thak you for sharing!Have a happy weekend!

  14. This looks so delicious, Debbie.
    I love eggplant parm.

  15. Oh my, Debbie, that looks SO very good. The only thing I've cooked lately was for my daughter, her favorite; pork chops, steamed cabbage, baked sweet pots, rich and gravy. I must say it was very good, and I was happy to make that for her. :)


  16. It looks sooo good. I LOVE eggplant but, sadly, my husband does not.

  17. Oh my - can you send some over, please?! I love eggplant and this looks divine.

  18. Oh my, I wish that were sitting in my kitchen right now. :-) Looks delicious. Anything with tomato, garlic, onion, and basil has to be wonderful!

  19. Oh... that's just yummy! We grow about 500 eggplants a year for the Farmers Market, and I've never made an eggplant dish. Guess it's time now! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  20. Debbie, your eggplant parm looks delicious.. I have never made it but I always order it from my favorite local italian restaurant.. It is awesome your used your own homegrown eggplants.. Cool! Happy weekend!

  21. Thanks you so much for the recipe and I did love the six words. I am going to try this one for sure.
    Blessings and hugs!

  22. That's a good one for bump. I've never made eggplant but think I'll try your recipe. xo Jenny

  23. That looks absolutely yummy :)

  24. One of my favorite meals. It is a lot of work to do however as you need to let the eggplant sweat first before breading.

    I prefer to take the skin off of my eggplant because it is so thick.

    Yours looks delish! Great photos

  25. I'm very hungry for eggplant. Great post for Bump. :)

  26. What beautiful eggplant! So smooth and shiny and--most importantly--so purple! Your dish looks scrumptious too. Larry is fixing spaghetti sauce now and adding onions from the garden. :-)

  27. Well it certainly looked yummy. Would you believe I've never eaten Egg Plant in my life.