Here’s what’s been happening in my life lately:
1. A busy work schedule means that I spend some nights at my parents’ house (they live about 3 minutes from my office, whereas I live over an hour away).
2. There have been many football games and other extracurricular activities on my radar lately, meaning that I’ve been out of the house a lot on the weekends.
3. I’m going out of town tomorrow to visit this crazy girl.
The combination of those circumstances means that I haven’t been to the grocery store in, oh, about a month.
My next reunion with Trader Joe’s will be a pretty big deal, let me tell you.
So clearly, other than parading around food that came from my parents’ refrigerator, I haven’t been producing a whole lot of interesting content for ye olde blogge.
I tried another Trader Joe’s frozen meal last night!
I picked up this baingan bharta from Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago, in hopes that I’d serve it to my bookclub when we met to discuss Shantaram. The story takes place in India, so I thought it would be appropriate.
By the way, that is the best book I’ve read in recent memory- if you need a good, lengthy novel, go read this immediately.
Turns out that bookclub meeting sort of fell through, so this guy was hanging out in my freezer for a few weeks before I broke into it.
Incidentally, the sad part about the fact that I heated this up last night is that I have these two eggplants sitting in my fridge, waiting for me to do something with them.
They’re so sad in there all by themselves.
Anyway, this was actually a pretty decent Indian dish out of TJ’s freezer section; spicy (but not too hot) with some good texture.
And of course, because I’m classy and have nothing else on hand, I ate it with chips.
At least I managed to feed myself, right?