So we’ve been in a dinner funk lately. Same old, same old. So same old, that I keep forgetting to update my weekly menu on the blog. Because it’s basically pretty repetitive.
But a friend of mine keeps telling me to go to Trader Joe’s. She even left me a (requested) voicemail with a grocery list of what to buy. And then I keep reading blogs that mention food from Trader Joe’s. But Trader Joe’s is in no way convenient for me to get to. However, Andy and I made a point to stop there on our last date night (exciting times we have) and I stocked up on a few things. So thanks specifically to this list posted from Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point and my friend’s recommendations, we have a few new things to try at home.
And I’ve been on an eggplant kick lately. We’ve been out to a couple of Italian restaurants this past month and I keep ordering eggplant parm because I’d never make it at home. Until now. Until Trader Joe’s.
In the frozen section I was told to buy a box of the Trader Joe’s Eggplant Cutlets. And we have pasta at least once a week – almost every Tuesday since it’s a designated bath night. Messy meal for the kids…and then straight to the tub. The friend said to bake the eggplant. Note, the friend makes eggplant parm sandwiches on french bread – something I’ll definitely try in the future.