Friday, September 20, 2013
Mike and I considered ourselves soul mates, but we definitely were not culinary mates. Mike liked what he liked and disliked what he disliked and he never changed his mind about things like that. He did not eat mayonnaise. He did not eat tomato sauce. He did not eat cooked vegetables except for corn, peas and green beans. He did not eat onions cooked or otherwise. He did not eat casseroles ever since they were a combination of things he didn't eat anyway.
I did not like mushrooms as a kid and eggplant just made me gag, but my tastes changed, Foods I found disgusting as a child are now among my favorites--mushrooms, eggplant, avocados, asparagus, eggs, spinach, brussel sprouts, herbs and spices.
I will admit that I never developed a taste for liver (nor do I want to).
I made this Moussakka a while ago and ate it every day for a week. I froze half of it but ended up thawing it out right away.
It consists of sliced eggplant layered with a fresh tomato sauce loaded with Greek oregano, basil, and parsley from my garden and with some ground turkey thrown in. Then it is topped with a bechamel sauce to which I added a big dollop of basil pesto. I topped it with a bit of parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and fresh parsley and baked it.
You know, I really do feel him near me so much of the time...but not so much at meals.