I’ve not had time to cook – and need to be in the mood. We’ve been eating crap. I’m not going to lie. Ready made meals for the men of the house, and as for me? I eat when I’m hungry only and will participate in anything that is available.
So I downloaded a recipe or two and was determined to make them!
Eggplant Lasagna – which I’ve never made, but have enjoyed. And, I knew I had to make some quiches again.
3 day weekend – perfect time to do this!
Oh, and as for the fan girling – that has everything to do with the Force Friday – the Force Awakens released some toys, and if you’re any kind of consistent follower of mine, you know I’m a total action figure/collectible nerd and was eager to see what was out!
George Lucas was quoted as saying he made movies he wanted to watch.
I remember pretending to be the Princess on the primary school playground.
I had the original action figures – (where, oh WHERE are they now?!)
It fed my fantasy mind.
When Empire Strikes Back came out, I squealed in the theater. I did the same for the next 4 movies – regardless of their merit. I. Love. Star Wars.
End of story.
So, today, we went and checked out the toys! I couldn’t buy any, but SO wanted Luke. (We have to assume there’s a flashback, because he’s young in this action figure AND there’s one of Darth!)
(Yeah, you can see they were pretty much sold out – but there’s Luke. 😦 I wanted him to come home with me.)
In the second photo from the top, you can see the figure gripping my finger. I think it wanted to come home with me too. 😉
OK. So after fan girling out, we went to the 99 cent store.
This is where I vent.
I paid freaking $3.00 per piece for the eggplants I needed at Safeway. When we were in the 99 cent store, guess what I stumbled upon??
We left with a 10 pound bag of potatoes for 99 cents by the way.
I’m definitely shopping there first for produce from now on!
OK! So the domestic Goddess part.
I made the infamous $6.00 eggplant lasagna.
Which, was more labor intensive than I thought – but SO worth it. Delicious!!!!
Was also the first time I worked with Ricotta cheese, and it was fun!
Then I did the quiches.
The men of the house are dubious about the eggplant, but loopy over the quiche – which is good.
It’s so nice to have fresh, homemade food in the house. Having an extra day off was a definite motivator to be in the domestic mood today.
If they don’t cotton to the eggplant lasagna, I’m fine with that. It’s mine! ALL MINE! Muah-ha-ha!!!!!!!!
I did make them take a bite though, and they both liked it.
Wishing all of you a happy weekend – and … may the force be with you!