Creamy Eggplant Soup (James): Pork loins, Eggplant, celery, onions, garlic, basil, cilantro sauteed in olive oil. Added water, chicken broth, whipping cream and cooked pasta. Sprinkled with feta cheese.
Pork Loin and Eggplant Panini (Kathy): grilled pork loin, sauteed eggplant with onions and celery. In between sourdough/sesame seed bread. Topped with pesto/pasta combo, three cheeses (cream, feta, and cheddar), grilled til golden brown. Side dish of frog-eyed salad (couldn't pass it up).
Eggplant Ice Cream (James) This was alot better than it sounds...trust me. Eggplant was boiled, pureed with pasta, cream cheese and sugar, frozen into ice cream. Put in Mrs. Field's dark chocolate dessert cup, topped with whipped cream and peanut butter crumble. Now I know this sounds odd, but it actually tasted good. We took it over to our neighbors to try and they gave it two thumbs up. It was very creamy and had good flavor.