Part 3 -Big Life updates

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My mom passed away on October 16, 2022. She had pancreatic cancer so I was prepared for this but it still hard. My dad also passed away from cancer so I was already familiar with the process of what happens after a parent passes this time is different because my mom and I did everything together before. My mom and I were each other’s bubble during the pandemic and we were each other’s social life for a long time. It is a tough adjustment now living in a different city where I don’t know many people without the person that I spent most of my free time with. My moms last words to me were be strong you are strong I will hold on to that. My mom also wrote a goodbye letter to my brother and me. I’m not sure if my brother has read it yet but I want to say if you are going to write a goodbye letter don’t wait until you are heavily medicated and in lots of pain to do it or just don’t do it. I’m holding on to the actual memories I had with my mom the letter has been given to my brother to do wh

October 16, 2017Attempting to make recipes shared on facebook delish how to make stuffed eggplant parmesan


I know its been awhile and in another post in the future I will give the life update for the last few months.

Since I haven't cooked in awhile I thought it would be fun to try making some of the recipes I have shared on facebook in the past but have never attempted to make before.

The first dish is is from delish How to make stuffed eggplant parmesan and the link is here
Full recipe: http://dlsh.it/vePxgK0

I bought the eggplant a long time ago so I only salvaged around half of it also missing

olive oil - substituted coconut oil
cherry tomatoes - substituted tomatoes that have also been around awhile
oregano - substituted basil and herbamare (free from social nature an herbed salt)
missing - breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and fresh basil

The video starts with scooping out the center of the eggplant I just cut what I could salvage into chunks.




 Then sauté the onions in olive oil I used coconut oil and used a bit less onion for my taste




Then add the eggplant


Then add garlic, and seasoning



Then add the marinara sauce lately I have been using costco brand or Rao's I went cheaper today because it was made in Italy and I do not recommend it. Stick with a good quality tomato sauce this one tastes like tomato paste.


Then add tomatoes, egg, and cheese. The magic bullet is the cheapest and fastest way to grate cheese although I wasn't using the correct blade for it. 




Realized I needed a bit more for the top so used a different cup and blade 



and its ready to go into the toaster oven for half an hour


Final Product after 30 mins not to bad considering there was no parmesan cheese in it


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