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Roasted Eggplant Pizza Rounds

Who likes eggplant?  NOT ME.  Even eggplant parmesan recipes have failed me in the past, as delicious as the accompanying pictures all look. For me, the problem has always been the texture of the eggplant, which I don’t even want to describe, it grosses me out so much.

The key to this is roasting the eggplant rounds all by themselves for about 20 minutes.  The resulting texture is firm, almost like a meaty mushroom.  Once the texture issues are out of the way, I find the flavor to be absolutely delicious, especially when seasoned with some salt and oregano.  If you’re sitting at home on a rainy weekend, these take the same amount of prep time as a PBJ sandwich and they’re also perfect if you’re pressed for a super quick dinner.

Best part?  Now I’m motivated to try eggplant in more dishes… I’ll let you know if I come across anything good :-)

 

Start by admiring the beautiful eggplant and slicing it about 1/4 inch thick.

 

 

Sprinkle the rounds with salt and Italian seasoning and then put into an oven preheated to 400 degrees.

 

 

Let the eggplant cook for 20 minutes or so.

Change the oven from bake to broil.

Top the eggplant rounds with a bit of sauce and cheese.  I use sliced provolone and just break it into chunks the right size.

 

 

Watch the broiler carefully while tossing together a spinach salad and in about 5 minutes, you have a really delicious, veggie rich meal. :-)

 

– Becky

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Family: All For One and One For All

John and I (Becky) and the kids – we had a great summer. And our fall has already been awesome. There are so many pictures of our fun that I want to post on here, like this Ocean City trip where I borrowed a niece for the day so I could see what it would feel like to have a daughter ;-)

But, problem is, I still can’t show pictures of this little guy.

And that doesn’t feel right. I mean, those people who warned me long ago that I wouldn’t feel the same towards my adoptive kids as I do about my biological kids? Not true. I love this little guy SO MUCH – so much!!! – and it doesn’t seem right to post family adventures without pictures of him.

It’s a little tough, when we explain to people that his adoption isn’t finalized and the other boys ask, “Wait, I thought he WAS in our family already.”

They’re right. And we tell them, “Of course he is, it’s just not legally recognized yet.”

That’s just one of those little things that is different when a child joins a family by adoption. He’ll have to deal with a lot of those “little things” throughout his life. And it will be tough for him at times.

But he’s part of our family now, all for one and one for all, and we’ll just stand with him through those tough times.

We love him so much.

– Becky

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