The deck dudes did not show up this morning to remove the shellac disaster on our gorgeous Port Orford cedar. They promise tomorrow.
The morning was spent catching-up on mail and work (I am a very, very small business owner, lest you forget).
In the afternoon I headed out to our fabulous New Seasons Market to replenish our larder. I am working on a recipe. Grilled eggplant is involved, though I can't say for sure where the recipe is going. I want to produce some sort of "stacked" lasagna-type, low-carb concoction, that would be a great vegetarian low-fat entree or a great side-dish for grilled meats. All I know right now: grilling the eggplant is the key to the dish.
Tonight I made a casserole. I grilled the eggplant slices and filled the casserole with a savory mixture of onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, basil and pine nuts. I used a jarred red sauce and fresh mozzarella and finished the pie with a killer parmesan from Italy.
It was very pretty and DT had seconds... so I know I am going somewhere with this.
Where... who knows?
We are watching the Mariners and enjoying a cool evening. Until my next update, I remain, your eggplant-grillin' correspondent.