I was determined to make a better eggplant parm that I could enjoy as much as everyone else did, and one that was quicker and easier.
Instead of doing it like a baked dish with long slices, I made small eggplant parm appetizers! Here is the recipe:
Fried Eggplant Parm Bites
Seasonings of your choice (I used garlic, salt, and pepper)
1. Wash and dry your eggplant (before ever making EP I was so intimidated by its leathery exterior, dont be!)
2. Remove the skin. (I kept the skin on my last eggplant dish and found it hard to eat.)
3. Slice your eggplant.
*Now is a good time to put a little oil in a shallow pan so that it can be hot and ready to fry!*
4. Season eggplant w/ salt, pepper and garlic. (I have learned that EP by itself has NO taste, so please season!)
5. Dip eggplant in egg.
6. Dip eggplant in bread crumbs. (if you prefer to bread your eggplant before seasoning feel free to do so.)
7. Throw eggplant slices in the pan to fry.
*This probably goes without saying but if the oil does not sizzle when placing the food in the pan, it is not hot enough and the food will be soggy with oil. Medium heat will suffice throughout!
After you have fried up all your eggplant!
1. Put a layer of sauce at the bottom of a baking pan
2. Lay fried eggplant on top (Do not stack eggplant let them lay flat)
3. Put a thin layer of sauce on top of the eggplant
(between my eggplant and second layer of sauce I added a homemade cheese sauce I made; flour, butter, milk, Cayenne pepper, salt, mozzarella cheese mixed together over low heat).
4. Sprinkle cheese on top.
Pop that in the oven just long enough for the sauce to heat and cheese to melt!
Ms. Get Right
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
So go ahead. DO. CREATE! it does not have to be anything conventional and it does not have to make you instantly rich, but I challenge you to OWN it – whatever it is, complete it, and share it with the world.
Your life will be better for it!
Ms. Get Right
Why I blog, what I blog!
I could very well commit to blogging about food and recipes,shocking videos, clothes, or anything that will get a lot of views, instantly. However I have found in the short time I have been blogging that expressing my thoughts, and conviluted opinons with those who are dedicated readers, or those who just stumble upon my writing; is very theraputic.
I am just recently coming to terms with the fact that I have many talents. As people we are taught to humble ourselves and be modest, but modesty can be a crippling burden if it prevents you from showing off your greatness with others. Before deciding to share with the internet, I had to prepare myself to be admired.(which sounds crazy, but you will be surprised how shocking admiration can be). God spoke to me, and I am normally not one to say that, but i’m telling you his message was clear and he said that you have to SHARE YOURSELF.
Lately I have been humming the tune “everybody’s got their something”, and I hope those are actually the lyrics because if so it is SO TRUE that everyone has something they can offer.
Yesterday a few people said how much they NEEDED to read my fearless posting, because it spoke to their situation, and I am not even sure how to express how much I NEEDED to hear them say that.
My point here is not that we should all start blogging, but we should all begin to give a little of ourselves to the world, because the return can be so great. If you are a singer..then SING (and I can hear some people in my head telling me I should be singing but i PROMISE I am working through that stage fright haha) , if you are a writer than by all means grab a pen.. EVERYBODY HAS GOT THEIR SOMETHING. Sometimes we need to be boastful and arrogant about our skills.
Screw MODESTY and DO THE MOST!!!
Thank you so much for reading
Ms. Get Right
Today seems like the perfect day to get a little promo crazy!!!!!
Re-post! Tag! Big-up yourself!
I will be dedicating my day to massive shares =D
My favorite posts…if you have not read them You Should:
Read up and enjoy!
Ms. Get Right
Since it is Wednesday I would like to share with you some #deals I found online.
Babies R’ Us
20% off one regular priced item with promo code SALES20
offer valid March 16- March 22
(there are a bunch of hidden details you can read here: DETAILS)
This coupon can be printed and used in the store!
50% off any pizza ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
valid March 17 – March 23rd
I actually ordered pizza on the 17th it works and it was well worth it!
I would like to share with you all a brief story (paraphrased) I heard Ms. Iyanla Vanzant tell:
She spoke of how her and her grandson went to get an eye exam. The doctor asked Ms. Vanzant where her glasses were. Ms. Vanzant said ,” I have perfect vision; I am only getting the exam because it was a two for one deal and my grandson wears glasses”. The doctor proceeded to tell her that she may not have known she needed glasses because “your eyes will adjust to the level of deficiency in their focus”.
What a powerful metaphor we can all apply to our lives. How many of us have adjusted our goals to the deficiency of our current focus? Only aspiring to be what WE THINK is possible because we have trained ourselves to not see that ANYTHING is within our grasps.
I felt a real connection with this message because I have sat at the front of EVERY class all through grade school because I could not see the board in any other seat in the classroom. It wasn’t until I got to college that I purchased glasses, and talk about CLARITY! How many years will we as women, or we as people, or we as parents or whatever you define yourself by; allow yourself to live without real clarity. To have the opportunity to sit in any seat you want but see your vision board clearer than you would sitting in the front; out of the action.
I hope this resonates with a few of you. Never accept all you see to be all there is to be seen.
Ms. Get Right