So the plan this week was to make some lovely patchwork style cushion covers, blog about them and then flop on the sofa basking in smugness due to my immense sewing expertise having both sorted me out a blog post and made my front room look a bit better. Obviously that hasn’t happened.
What actually happened was I made some shortbread earlier in the week and it was a disaster-rama, so I was a little bit worried about doing the cushion covers as that’s totally new to me, as is patchwork.
And then this morning my beloved, beautiful son woke up at 3.30 and my day was begun. I’ve also been to work today. Seriously, do you think its a good idea to sit me behind a sewing machine? Its got spending the evening in A&E with the local drunkards written all over it.
So instead here is a recipe for really lovely stuffed aubergines. I feel like I’ve been making these forever, definitely back to my veggie days and quickly putting dinner together last night I realised that its one of those meals where I have no idea how long I put things in for, I just know what to do, so you’ll have to put up with the fact that everything is a little bit approximate. I find this easier to do once a glass of wine has been consumed.
You will need per person:
Half a tin of tomatoes
Some spicy herb stuff (I used paprika)
Some cheese (I used cheddar as that’s what was in my fridge)
Cut the aubergine in half length ways, then cut out the flesh from the middle leaving about half an inch next to the skin. Chop the removed aubergine flesh into small bits and then fry in a bit of olive oil. Add the tinned tomatoes and cook right down, you don’t want this to be sloppy. Add the herby spicy stuff of your choice (a bit of red wine is, shock horror, also good here)Score the insides of the left over aubergines and pop in your oven for about 10 mins on 200c. When the tomato sauce is cooked down, fill the empty aubergine skins with the sauce, pop some cheese on top and pop back in the oven until the cheese melts, about 15 – 20 mins.
And that’s it! Goes nicely with any meat or a good veggie dish with some rice.
Enjoy, I’m off to inhale some more nescafe and stay away from the sewing machine that little bit longer x