Jan. 14th, 2009

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me: Does anyone have a ruler?
colleagues: [blank looks]
me: ...ruler?
co-worker: Sure, it's on my desk right next to my abacus.


Apparently I am more old-school than I realized.
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So the combination of caffeine, sugar, and asthma medication has made me a bit jittery (and posty, apparently). I have been trying to calm down by searching for recipes.

I had decided a few days ago that I would like to make eggplant parmesan for this evening's dinner, simply because, by sheer coincidence, I currently have in my kitchen:

- one huge eggplant
- a chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano
- a chunk of mozzarella
- 3 ripe Roma tomatoes
- garlic
- onion
- olive oil
- oregano and basil from my garden
- various pastas

My frustration stems from the fact that I cannot seem to find a recipe that is not in some way touted as being "light," "healthy," or "diet." You guys, it's fried eggplant covered in parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs and then topped with more cheese. I'm cool with it not being fat-free. Really. But almost everyone on the internet is all over some played-out crap about just baking or grilling the eggplant and breading it with various horrific things--or worse, not at all! What is the point? If I wanted that I would have searched for "soggy grilled eggplant à la boring topped with sauce-from-a-jar and 'lite' plastic cheese." (FUCK I hate plastic cheese.)

I have a recipe for this at home in my Silver Spoon cookbook, so I should be all right. The main reason I wanted to peruse a standard recipe was in case I needed to buy anything on the way home. But I am shaking my head disappointedly in your general direction, internets.

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