When it comes to eating, the little guy does fairly well. He likes most vegetables and will usually try something new when given the opportunity. I have to admit that he does have his go-to foods that he'll always eat no matter what, but I find too much comfort in it and have started to get him in a food rut. Sometimes I'm hesitant to make something new because if he doesn't like it, I don't want to make a separate meal.
I decided to bite the bullet and trust that he would like eggplant parmesan for three reasons:
1. He'll eating almost anything that's breaded
2. He'll eat almost anything that's covered in red gravy
3. He'll definitely eat anything covered in cheese
Eggplants were on sale, so I picked up one and got to work.
First, peel and slice the eggplant into circles. Dip them in eggs and breadcrumbs and put them on a baking sheet.
I baked these guys in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes and flipped them halfway through.
Once they are done baking, assemble the eggplant parmesan just like you would for chicken parmesan: gravy, eggplant, ricotta cheese, gravy, mozzarella cheese until you reach the top.
Bake it for another 30 minutes and when you are done, it should look like this.
I served the eggplant along with what we call "cheesy rice" which is just a microwavable bag with cheese sauce with rice and broccoli. It's the little guy's favorite side dish. I figured if he didn't like the eggplant, he'd certainly eat the rice and broccoli.
Turns out the little guy loves eggplant parmesan! Woo hoo!
I now have another way to get some vegetables into my little guy, and that makes this mama happy.
Question of the Day:
Eggplant parm - yay or nay?
Until next time!