Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Preach My Gospel
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Today's Additions

Google Group Updates:
  • The Gardening Club news on the home page has been updated to clarify the date and time of the feed store field trip. This will be on Friday, July 11th at 10:30 am. This conflicts with the Sewing Club's scheduled service project, but we'll try to make sure people who want to do both will be able to.
  • New Feature: Recipe of the Day: This post may not be every day, but there are plenty of good, basic recipes floating around that itch to be disseminated. Remember, we're compiling a cookbook as we go, so send me yours! You can even submit tips or variations to what we've posted in the comment section. An index of these blog recipes is included on the Cooking Club Recipe page.
  • I've also added the corn casserole recipe we had in March with the gumbo, but lots of you have brought dishes to the demonstrations for which we don't have the recipes (Verlayn's cheese dip recipe, for example). If you would email them to me so we can include them on the Google site, that would be terrific.
  • I posted the new "Preach My Gospel" page which can be found following Home>Just Cool Stuff>Great Links>Preach My Gospel.
Okay. I can see how the "of the Day" clause of my little projects can become very dangerous for me. It's too easy to get sucked into the machine looking for good stuff and allowing the day to slip past without you. So, I'm going to discipline myself and make it 'of the Week' instead. It will work like this:

Sunday: Preach My Gospel
Monday: Weekly Update
Tuesday: Recipe of the Week
Wednesday: BYE (actually, Steadfast Faith in Christ: a Missionary Journal day)
Thursday: Link of the Week
Friday: Blog of the Week

Of course, I wouldn't mind at all of anyone got the urge to help contribute and thus increase the frequency/volume of the columns, but I have to pretend to discipline myself just a bit.

New Feature: Recipe of the Day

Eggplant Parmesan

from Claudia Del Papa


1 eggplant
4 beaten eggs
salt an pepper to taste
about 2 cups flour
about 3 cups bread crumbs (Italian style)
about 1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
8- 10 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced
1 jar spaghetti sauce (Bertolli tomato & basil)

extra: bow-tie pasta prepared per directions

  1. Peal the eggplant and cut into thin slices, about 1/4 in.
  2. In a bowl beat the eggs, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a plate pour the flour.
  4. In another plate pour the bread crumbs.
  5. In this order put these things: left - plate of flour, middle - bowl with eggs , right - plate of bread crumbs.
  6. Flour each side of the slice eggplant, pour it in the egg bowl and
    last bread crumbs, both sides. Repeat with each eggplant slice.
  7. Bake in a cookie sheet, at 375 degrees, for about 8 minutes, and then turn over
    and cook the other side for few more minutes, lightly basting each side with cooking spray (Pam) for crispness.
  8. Pour tomato sauce over each slice of eggplant, (about 3 tablespoons), some Parmesan cheese, and a couple of slices of mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake few more minutes until the mozzarella melts.
  10. In a plate, put some cook pasta, with some sauce, Parmesan cheese
    and the eggplant on top.
Yummy! my kids love this recipe, and is delicious and easy to make. Try it! I like to bake it instead of frying the eggplant, like restaurants do, as that is mushy and not healthy at all! :)

Enjoy it!

Claudia Del Papa