Stuffed Aubergine.

Friday 21st October 2011

There was a bit of yesterday’s spaghetti bolognese left over which wouldn’t have made a decent sized lasagne for 5 so I had to come up with something meaty enough for Dad but also filling.

Thursdays are busy days. Zephy has two after school clubs that he has to be ferried to & from which means we get back with enough time for bath, dinner, books & then bed. Dinner, either has to be made in advance or made in the same time that it takes an 8 year old boy to have a bath. In other words, quick.

I cooked the dessert rice for about 10 minutes. Just until it was al dente then combined it with the leftover spaghetti sauce. Then left for work.

When I popped back just before lunch I put the halved aubergines in the oven with a bit of salt & pepper and a dribble of olive oil for 20 minutes. Turned off the oven & went back to work.

Thankfully I get another chance to go home again before I run to pick my son, Zephy, after school. At which point I hollowed out the aubergines, finely chopped the contents & added it to the spaghetti & rice mixture. I then filled the empty aubergines with the mixture.

My Dad loves white sauce & so I had promised that there would be a white sauce. What I didn’t let on, is that it would be dairy-free. I grated some cheddar cheese over everybody else’s, except mine, to make up for the lack of taste.

Fingers crossed no-one wouldn’t notice.

Anyway we arrive back late from football practice so I threw the baking tray in the oven & started the bath.

25 minutes later we all sat down for dinner & nobody was none the wiser…I don’t think.

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7 Responses to Stuffed Aubergine.

  1. rutheh says:

    Reminds me of twice-baked potatoes. Looks delicious.

  2. Stef says:

    Wow, this was a pretty complex recipe, what with all the back-and-forth. I hope your family appreciates all of your efforts!

  3. I’m going to have to start stuffing eggplants. You make them look and sound delicious.

  4. Mistral Zagni says:

    These were lovely regardless of the dairy free products!

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