Monday, September 27, 2010

Up For a Fall Challenge?

Making_Your_Home_a_Haven_Fall_2010This summer I participated in Courtney’s Marriage Challenge.  By the way one of the challenges was to make your husband’s favorite meal and during the summer it was way too hot for that.  So last Thursday for my husband’s birthday I made his favorite meal.  Eggplant Parm. and spaghetti (with my own sauce of course).  He said it was the best ever.  I tried something new.  Before breading the eggplant, I sprinkled it with salt and let is sit in the strainer for about 30 minutes.  Then I blotted each piece with a paper towel to absorb all of the moisture.  I read this is called “sweating the eggplant” and it is supposed to remove any bitterness.  I also dipped the eggplant in flour before the egg and bread crumbs.  I will stick with that recipe.  It turned out really well. 

Courtney is starting a new fall challenge that focuses on our home.  To join, visit her over at Women Living Well and read all about it.  Hope to see you there!

~Theresa

14 comments:

  1. Yea, you made his meal!!! Well even if I don't join I will enjoy your post on focusing on your home.
    Happy Fall...we actually have some cooler weather here, for now!

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  2. That's a great tip with the eggplant...I'll have to give that a try!

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  3. Oh- I'd love another challenge... but I'm challenged out! :)

    Have fun with this one!

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  4. What an awesome "challenge"!

    Interesting...my mom's special meal that she made for my dad on their anniversary every year was also eggplant parm! She made it faithfully for 32 years before he passed away :) Thanks for the memory!

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  5. I was just over at Women Living Well this morning and it looks like a good one!! =)

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  6. I'm excited to start the fall challenge !:)

    Oh, my! Can I have some of the eggplant parmesan?

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  7. i love your beautiful fall page! this just heightens
    the anticipation for thanksgiving!

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  8. Theresa, your page looks beautiful! Fall is my very favorite time of the year! :) I am taking Courtney's challenge, too.

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  9. Yummy! This sounds delicious!

    Thanks for sharing this challenge with us all - I'll be stopping by to check that out. We all need encouragement like this in our lives!

    Have a great iFellowship Day. I know I'm early - but I didn't want to miss visiting you!

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  10. Yummmmmmmmmmy, I love Eggplant Parm. I love your Fall look too :-) Not much blogging has been going on in my life lately - busy, busy, busy - hoping life slows down a bit. Happy Fall!
    -Angela

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  11. What a great challenge...I may try it out, but don't know how consistent I'll be with a newborn! Thanks for pointing me in that direction, I've been to her blog before but not for a while! Hope you're doing great!

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  12. I am so excited to read what you have to say about this challenge!! It sounds great!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week, my friend!!
    Jessica

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  13. I gave you The Versatile Blogger Award today. Check out my blog!


    I know you already got it, but I think you deserve it again :-)

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  14. Your blog is beautiful with all its fall colors. I am intrigued with your Monday blog and will come back for a closer look after next week when I think harvest will be in its last stages and life will not be so unpredictable.

    Following you now and hope you will come back and visit me on the farm!

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