Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Moussaka it to Me

One of Jen's greatest laments in life is that when I make something she really likes for dinner that there is very little chance I will ever make it again. I admit that I am normally reluctant to do this because if I did this there'd be too many repeat entries on the blog. That would force me to one of two options: either I could make a new post about the same old meal or I could just not blog about dinner.

But let's face it, what's the point of making dinner if you can't write a rambling and pointless blog entry about it?

Jen (Last Day of Week 24)

Jen hit the 25 week mark today in her pregnancy. Using the current produce-to-fetus guide we're using that mean's she's currently the home to . . .

Twin Eggplants

. . . two eggplants! That got me to thinking what I could do with this. I've made moussaka (or variations of moussaka) a couple of times on the blog but it seemed like I could give it a new spin and make a sort of spring moussaka.

Spring Asaparagus and Eggplant Moussaka

In addition to thinly sliced eggplant which I pan fried I added grass fed ground beef from New Jersey, tomato sauce, bechamel, sliced potato, and local asparagus.

Spring Asaparagus and Eggplant Moussaka

It was like a spring version of moussaka which was nice considering that chillier temperatures have returned to the region.

Dogfish Head Red & White

I'm on an impromptu wine boycott as I wait for Jen to rejoin the drinking community. Therefore I decided to pour this Red & White beer from Dogfish Head. I've had this beer lying around for a while but I've never really been tempted to drink it. It's a Belgian-style witbier fermented with pinot noir juice. I like both of those things so I figured it might be a nice match to tonight's dinner.

This beer came out of a wine and beer dinner with Michael Jackson who is one of my favorite guys. This is the beer Michael Jackson, not the Pepsi-drinking guy. At this beer Sam Calgione of Dogfish Head got his "peanut butter" in their "chocolate" and despite having used that despicable phrase a very interesting beer was born.

So, after tonight, maybe I will revisit some of Jen's favorites as we gear up into her third trimester. Since I'm unable to do much other than try to make her life as easy as possible it's probably the right thing to do.

Soon the blog may be overrun with posts about babies. Since this is such an uninteresting subject matter there just aren't many blogs about babies at all. Indeed it will be pretty boring reading about our babies on the blog.

Unless we cook them!

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