When in doubt and all that.
She likes to give them a challenge.
Go for the afternoon tea reputation, stay for the decadent ladies’ room.
The majority of this weekend has been spent with ze birdies either cuddled in the crook of my shoulder or napping on my lap. Aw, I missed you too, babies.
“I had no bread, and I was too lazy to make oat bran or fry eggs, so I made butterscotch bars instead.”
“Butterscotch bars. You melt brown sugar and butter together, then add eggs and flour and chuck it in the oven. It comes out like hard candy. So basically I had a whole bunch of brown sugar for breakfast.”
“. . . It seems that would actually take more time and work to make than to fry an egg.”
“Yes, but the end result is so much better!”
Thought I’d share a super-easy recipe that I can’t get enough of. Seriously, when I say super-easy, I mean no measurements, no pre-cooking, just chuck everything into a pan and leave it. And it is delicious — I’ve been eating this all week, and it takes a remarkable effort of will to not finish it all in one go. You kinda have to remind yourself to leave leftovers (and then not always listen).
Here’s what you need:
Slice them up and put in a well-oiled roasting pan. Add salt, pepper, and any dry spices you like (I use thyme and oregano). Stir it up so that everything’s well-coated, including in the oil (important for the eggplant).
Here’s what it looks like pre-roasting:
Chuck it all into the oven and leave it. That’s it. You’ll hear it sizzling and smelling good in the background.
How hot and how long? Depends on your oven and your roasting preferences, I suppose. I typically set it to 450 F and go off to draw until an internal clock (and aroma) tell me when to take it out. Roughly half an hour, maybe?
Here is a portion of the finished product with a bit of sage on top:
You really can’t go wrong with roasted potatoes, and carrots are healthy for you, but the soft creaminess of the eggplant brings a whole ‘nother level. I often find myself consuming the entire pan, it’s so good!
I’ve always wanted an indoor citrus tree. This past weekend, I got one. Sweeeeeet.
I have a tree!
Many thanks to Ari and Corene for hosting a fantastic New Year’s Eve high tea. Grand mistresses, I salute thee.
Aaaaaand then we have to have a dog in a scarf.
I mean, it’s a given.
Yummyness was (as always) had at Shaktea!
It was a joint bday celebration for Corene and I, and my friends got me a hearty helping of a Deserres gift card! Whee! Thank you, guys!!
And I simply have to point out the following wonderful bday prezzie from Kim, made of the awesome:
Ooooh yeah. 😀