Thursday, October 14, 2010
And it keeps going...
The project that will never end! I feel like the office/studio renovation is the Energizer Bunny and it keeps going and going...ugh! I know you all have to be tired of hearing about it, but it is pretty much all I am doing. I still have not painted the bathroom or finished organizing all the papers that are in random stacks in drawers. I made need a group for my stacking issues. Hopefully it will all be organized after it all done. If not than I really do need a group. I swear they should have a class in school that focuses on how to be organized. I know everyone does things differently so they should teach mutilple ways...ok, I will stop boring you with my issues with self discipline.


I hadn't planned on cooking dinner tonight, but I ended up doing it anyway. I cooked a massive amount of navy beans. Don't know why, but I have neglected this particular bean. I feel bad for the white bean. I will definitely make it more often since I cooked 7 cups of them and there is maybe 1 cup left. Good thing the boys all love beans since it will be all I can afford if they are going to eat like that. I swear I fed them for two hours straight tonight!


This is a BBQ Stuffed Eggplant! I will share the recipe tomorrow since it is now time to play some scrabble and watch some must see tv! I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical over how this would turn out. Not only was it delicious, but the illustrator tasted it after he started eating his meal (basically a deconstructed version of this without eggplant) and said he wished he was eating this!  


I was never a huge fan of eggplant, but it has grown on me. Is there something you didn't really like before, but have discovered you like it now?

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:24 PM  
19 Comments:
  • At October 14, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    I'm the same way with eggplant-- I used to dislike it, but now I love it!

    Ugh-- I feel you on the neverending project-- I hope you can wrap it up soon!

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Can't wait for th BBQ eggplant recipe!! Sounds very good, and illustrator-approved, even! :P Funny you mention neglecting white beans - I do, too! Don't know why because they're so good, but I just grab black beans, I guess.
    There are more things i used to hate that I love now than I can count on my hands and feet. Pretty much any veg other than peas and potatoes, for starters!

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Anonymous homecookedem said…

    Scrabble!! How fun!! :) Yall are SUCH an adorable and sweet family, love it!!!!!!

    BBQ stuffed eggplant?! Your recipes always make my mouth water, this sounds so good!!!

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM, Blogger Christina said…

    i used to despise onions and mushrooms. i like onions now if they are really really cooked. mushrooms, same thing. but i HATE the big ones. they scare me.

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    Oh that just looks delicious! I can't wait for the recipe! :)

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    I love navy beans :) Its weird, but I use to hate eggplant! Now I love it :)

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 9:24 PM, Blogger Beth @ Life in Progress said…

    That looks insanely delicious. I'm coming to your place for dinner tomorrow!

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 9:36 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    Oh girl I totally understand about the never-ending projects. Let's just say my house was built in 1890 if that tells you anything.

    Can't wait to see the eggplant recipe. I prefer Japanese eggplants - they tend to be more tender and a bit sweeter.

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 9:39 PM, Anonymous lee said…

    It's eggplant for me as well. I used to hate it and now, I think it's okay.

     
  • At October 14, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Blogger Jolene - EverydayFoodie said…

    I like eggplant, but it is definitely not my favourite veggie. I need to try cooking it in more different ways.

    I used to hate olives, shrimp, and wine, and have acquired a taste for each of those.

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 12:01 AM, Anonymous Ayla said…

    I've only tried eggplant once but I really liked it! I didn't understand why everyone kept giving it such a bad rep.

    A food that I use to dislike but now love? Sweet potato! Just a few months ago I could only stomach a couple bites. Now? Now I eat 1-2 every.single.day. Officially obsessed.

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM, Blogger Emily said…

    Yum - I love navy beans. My mom makes an amazing navy bean soup. :) Your stuffed eggplant sounds awesome. I love the addition of bbq sauce.

    Good luck with wrapping up the project! :)

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Anonymous Holly @ couchpotatoathlete said…

    Dinner looks great! Growing boys eat a ton of food! My Mother in law told me when my husband and his brother were growing up -- they would eat EVERYTHING. 1 pizza each and ridiculous amounts of sandwiches.

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    I love eggplant. I've never had it stuffed. Looking forward to your recipe!

    Have a great weekend. Hope you get some rest :)

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Anonymous Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life said…

    I love eggplant. I wouldn't have thought bbq and eggplant would be good together, looks like a great meal!

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I used to really dislike mushrooms! I could tolerate them in a stir-fry in smaller amounts but not I love to put a whole package in! I also love it on pizza! Raw mushrooms on the other hand...*shudder*

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Anonymous Mama Pea said…

    Can't wait for that recipe! I love BBQ on anything.

    Just wanted to say hi and thank you always for your kind comments!

     
  • At October 15, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Blogger Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said…

    i suck at eggplant! i always ruin it so i never buy it anymore..i think you inspired me to try again :)

     
  • At October 16, 2010 at 1:27 AM, Anonymous Laura said…

    Apparently your taste buds change every 7 years! I randomly started loving avocado, asparagus, and sweet potatoes recently. Go figure.

     
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