8 Jan 2012
Something about this time of year makes me crave red sauce and pasta. So, when I saw the beautiful eggplants at the market this week, a craving for Mama’s Lazy Eggplant Parm overwhelmed me.
I love this recipe. This time around, I mixed it up a bit. I’ve noticed a trend in people using Panko crumbs and whole wheat bread crumbs in lieu of the old fashioned “Italian Style Breadcrumbs”. This gave me the idea to use yesterday’s Tuscan wheat panini bread as today’s whole wheat breadcrumbs.
I love to make my own sauce, but to be honest, most of the time, time is not on my side. So, I am always on a quest for the best jarred sauce. I had heard from a neighbor that this Giada brand for Target has won a few taste tests lately. I hadn’t heard of it, but have been impressed with some of the other Target brands, so I figured it why not?
The sauce has a handful of natural ingredients. It’s very fragrant and has a nice thick consistency. I used the whole jar on the eggplant parm. The taste is a sweet sauce with a slightly tangy after taste. It tastes much like a homemade sweet sauce. I usually prefer more of a savory sauce, but for a jar, I’d buy it again.
Ah yes, this dish hit the spot.
What have you been craving?