Friday, November 10, 2006

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, Smoked Eggplant, Roasted Broccoli, Endive Salad, Steamed Artichokes, Cherry Tomato Focaccia Bread

Dinner 11/10

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Smoked Eggplant
(smoked with hickory, then grilled, then stir-fried)

Roasted Broccoli
(coated with olive oil, salt and pepper, 450F for 15 minutes)

Endive Salad

Steamed Artichokes

Cherry Tomato Focaccia Bread

The Cherry Tomato Focaccia Bread was from the September issue of Olive (a BBC Foodie mag) -- simple to make but a spectacular presentation. This goes on the holiday party menu immediately.

The smoked eggplant was almost (dare I say it) "bacon-y" due to the hickory smoking, grilling and then a quick dice and faster stir-fry -- crisp, smoky and salty. Really worked well with the tomato sauce and the spaghetti...

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