Soup and Snow!

In Buffalo.  Let it keep snowing in Buffalo. Like a lot of the rest of country, west of me is getting slammed with snow.  They can keep it!  I woke up to 17*F, but that’s A-OK with me; I don’t have 4ft of snow in my doorway this morning.

Although it is the first of many, enough of the weather update.  I’ve have other very important things to report.  After a lot of feet dragging, and story after story, the soccer coach finally put Ms. Autumn on the soccer team. Offically.  I think. It’s very confusing. She tried to play it off like it was nothing, but out of the corner of my eye when she thought I wasn’t looking, I saw her give a big smile. Secretly she’s pretty excited.

In honor of my Buffalo friends, and everyone else home bound due to snow, I leave you with an “OMG this is so delicious” recipe for Eggplant Parmesan Soup to keep you warm!  I saw the recipe on The Kitchen. I was like how easy is that??  It turned out to be not as easy as it sounded, but worth it. Every. Single. Minute.  I did alter this a little, like I didn’t add fresh basil.  I’m sure your kids aren’t nearly averse to things green. Admittedly, I did actually fry the eggplant.  Next time, I’m going to try baking it. Surprisingly, really liked by the little people and the Ol’ Man.  Although, I don’t think Allison ate any of the eggplant. Show me your shock face!!

Eggplant Parm Soup

  • 8C                          Prepared Tomato soup (bisque style)
  • 1 1/3 C                   Flour
  • 2 Large                  Eggs (beaten)
  • 2 C                         Italian-style bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Medium              Eggplant, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes
  • 8 Slices                  Mozzarella cheese (I used part-skim)
  • 1/4 C                      Shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  1. Set up a breading station with the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in shallow bowels. Add a little salt and pepper to each.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, dredge the little eggplant squares through each station, shaking off the excess.  Set aside on a wire rack.
  3. To the Soup! Pour the soup in a medium pot, add the Parmesan cheese, and bring to a slight simmer.
  4. Back to the eggplant croutons!! Heat 1/2 inch of oil in 2 large straight sided saute pans over medium heat.  Working in small batches, fry the eggplant pieces, turning once, until golden brown. I let them drain on paper towel.
  5. Preheat oven to broil.  Ladle the soup into individual ovenproof crocks or ramekins on parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover each crock with 2 slices of mozzarella cheese.  Broil until golden brown and bubbly.  Top each ramekin with several fried eggplant cubes.

 

Eggplantparmsoup

 

Off to Photo 101!!

 

2 thoughts on “Soup and Snow!

  1. Arielle November 18, 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Oh wow this looks so divine!

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