Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ordinary Me: D & E

D: diet Coke
I can't even stand the taste of full sugar coke. It makes my teeth itch. Pepsi 1 is an acceptable alternative, but only just.

ESPN I'm a sports fan--all sports. And I love watching ESPN. I once ran into the station's basketball talking heads in my hotel in Texas. Almost knocked (former) Coach Van Gundy right over.

Eggplant. My favorite vegetable--and color too! My uncle is a haberdasher, and he told the dude the secret of getting men to wear pink and purple--call them salmon and eggplant. The dude wears his purple shirt and tie, but does remind me that he knows what he's really wearing. (It doesn't work with the salmon, period.)

Here's an eggplant recipe even the dude will eat.
1 T olive oil
1 eggplant, peeled and finely chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 minced garlic cloves
6 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 c dry white wine
1 T chopped oregano
1/2 c water
3/4 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 c crumbled feta

Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet. Add the eggplant and saute until lightly browned. Stir in the onion and garlic and saute until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, wine, oregano, and water, then bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until most of the liquid evaporates. Add the shrimp to the veg until they turn pink. Sprinkle with feta.


Barbara said...

Eggplant is a favorite of mine, too. As a veggie, color, shape ... Love 'em!

Lee said...

Great recipe! I'm going to have to try this for my non-meat eating daughter. Do you put it over pasta?

jo said...

DH willingly bought a purple shirt - okay kind of a darker lavender. But he refused to look at pink ones. So I bought him one anyway. He wore it to work telling me that peoples would be making fun of him, while I said peoples would be complimenting him. I was right! Looks fantastic with his dark gray pants. Men can be so silly...

Mindi said...

Love the color eggplant, and that recipe sounds yummy, I'll have to try it.

Jacque said...

I am loving the encyclopedia of you...can't wait for "x"! : )