Beef and Eggplant Casserole

I had bought some eggplant the other day to make some baba ganoush. I never did, so I needed to use it up. I first roasted up the eggplant earlier in the day and when it came time to do something with it I came up with this beef and eggplant casserole. beef-eggplant-casserole-4

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Walter’s Lasagna

One of Walter’s specialties is lasagna. He’s always made a great dish and it improved after our trip to Italy (and the many detailed notes we took while eating the food there). One of the things that make this lasagna so amazing is the fresh ingredients used in it especially the fresh homemade pasta noodles. If you are daring enough and have the tools, I highly recommend using them. It is ok if you don’t but it does make a difference. lasagna-4

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The Ultimate Ragu

When deciding what to make this week for the blog, I found this ragu in my notes. It literally said, “Made the most awesome ragu tonight! eggplant, carrots, onion, garlic, zucchini, summer squash, kalamata olives, tomato paste, beef.” That’s what I had to go on and i wrote it down about 3 years ago. With a note like that, I had to make it…and make a recipe for it! ultimate-ragu-2

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