I grew up in a home where dinner was prepared from scratch every night. Very rarely did we have take out or go to a restaurant, let alone frozen food. Cooking is something I really enjoy as well. With three little ones under 4, it is sometimes harder than other days to get that meal cooked & I go to some quick pasta with a little sauce of butter, garlic & Parmesan. Many nights it is just the girls and I for dinner, so I don't feel as pressured to make a "complete" meal. I do however, really like to cook.
Yesterday, the girls & I made eggplant Parmesan. We have dinner Sunday nights at my parents, and thought this would be a fun thing to share. I love to try and involve my girls when I cook. They love to help and it keeps them entertained as well! When kids help, you can't be too much of a prefectionist or all of the fun will be gone & the stress level will go through the roof!
Here is the recipe we used. Eggplant Parmesan from Epicuious.com I didn't make my own sauce, but used a small jar from Trader Joe's. I also just used one large eggplant. It was the perfect amount for 6 of us as a side dish. It was yummy, and yes .. they all ate it!!