Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Lots of chocolate things to stay away from today! Treat yourself to one piece and put the rest in the freezer.

I baked 10 chocolate cakes yesterday! That means I had scrap pieces of cake and frosting at my disposal. I didn't touch any of it. I even made Bob try the frosting so I wouldn't lick any. If I would have tried it I wouldn't have been able to stop.

I wanted to make Eggplant Parmesan for dinner last night so I looked up some recipes and called my Mom and Uncle for help. So I combined things my Mom and Uncle suggested and two recipes and came up with my own Vegetable Parmesan Recipe. And it turned out good.

Counting Every Bite Yesterday:

Breakfast -
Egg and Cheese Sandwich (5 points)

Lunch -
1.5 cups of Creamy Cauliflower Soup (3 points)

Dinner -
Vegetable Parmesan (6 points)
Milk (2 points)

Vegetable Parmesan
8 Servings at 6 points a serving

Eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, cut into thin rings
1 red bell pepper, cut into thirds
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thirds
1 orange bell pepper, cut into thirds
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
3 eggs
2 1/4 cups spaghetti sauce (I used my homemade sauce)
1 3/4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 - Spray your vegetables with oil mister and salt and pepper both sides.
2 - Put your flour in a large zip lock bag.
3 - Beat your eggs in a bowl.
4 - Combine your breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.
5 - Place your eggplant and peppers in the flour and shake.
6 - Shake off excess flour and dip veggies into the egg and then into the breadcrumb mixture.
7 - Fry veggies in a large pan until crispy on both sides. Eggplant took about 5 min per side, peppers I did longer because I wanted them to get a little soft.
8 - Put about 3/4 cups of sauce into a 9X13 pan
9 - Put a layer of eggplant on top of the sauce, then sprinkle some mozzarella on top of them.
10 - Put another 3/4 cups of sauce on top of that and then a layer of onion and then place your peppers on top of that.
11 - Cover with the rest of your sauce and cheese and then top with some of your leftover breadcrumb mixture.
12 - Drizzle some olive oil on the top
13 - Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 min before serving.

Dessert -
Piece of Better Than Sex Cake (5 points)

Ending yesterday at 21 points!

What did you bite yesterday?


  1. Will try this soon...especially when non-meat eaters are here for supper!

  2. It was good. A change from eating the same thing all time.