16 February 2009

Eggplant, Not As Good This Time

12 days ago, I made a dish with eggplant and it turned out well, so the next time I was out at the market after that, I grabbed more eggplant, hoping for a repeat performance. This time, I made:

*mabonasu (spicy eggplant with ground meat; this isn't the exact recipe I used, but it's very close so I'll just go with it)
*white rice
*Japanese style potato salad on a bed of romaine lettuce (has ham, cucumbers and onions in addition to potatoes; dressed with mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Even after a soak in water, the onion that I put in was way too strong, so after dinner I fished most of it out)

The problem for tonight wasn't that the finished product was bad (with the possible exception of the super powered onion in the potato salad, see above), it was that every last one of the five eggplants I had was partially spoiled. I managed to salvage some pieces, enough to go forward with my dinner plan, but I was disappointed. Bad eggplants! Bad!

P.S. Please note that last Tuesday's post has been edited to include the broccoli salad recipe.

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