November 26, 2007

Make-shift Eggplant Parmesan

Favorite Trader Joe’s Concoction: Make-shift Eggplant Parmesan

Here’s Your Ingredient List— Add Basil! It’s not pictured here.

Frozen Eggplant Cutlets:

eggplant cutlets

Parmesan & Roman Grated Cheese Blend:

parmesan & romano grated cheese blend

Italian Tomato Starter Sauce:

italian tomato starter sauce

Yesterday I needed something quick for lunch because I had to get back to watching my Tivo & surfing the internet. It was a Holiday weekend after all! I ran into the kitchen and put these two eggplant cutlets on a baking sheet & into the oven they went:

two eggplant cutlets from the oven

I broke out some of the Trader Joe’ Italian Tomato Starter Sauce. Yesterday was the first time I tried it— It was pretty darn good.


And then I took out some of the grated Parmesan & Romano Cheese Blend- Because everything goes better with Parmesan in my opinion…

parm makes everything betta

Added that all together and here we are! A nice little lunch:

sunday lunch- makeshift eggplant parm

It could not be any easier than that! I didn’t even have to leave the house because all these items were tucked away in my fridge & on my pantry shelf.

Now, if you make this- put some freshly chopped basil on top. It’s screaming for some!

  • Kelly

    Mmmm, yes. Especially to the fresh basil. The only thing I’m not sure of is the pre-made tomato sauce. In my house that’s considered sacrilige. 😉 It is making my stomach growl, however! Looks delish!

  • Tracy

    it’s sacrilege in my family…don’t tell my grandma! Sometimes your hunger can make you do things you wouldn’t normally do. I think my grandma would understand that part of it 😉

  • kickpleat

    someone left a comment on my blog last week because i was looking for some trader joe’s help since i’ll be visiting the states this weekend. your blog is awesome and i’ve already got a tj’s list ready!

  • Tracy

    kickpleat- perfect timing! i’m so glad you like!

  • Anna

    I’ve been craving eggplant parmesan for the longest time ever, and you’ve just reminded me that I need to do something about that, stat.

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