How is your weekend so far? Mine is good, after trying to play tennis with my fiance, and running some errands, I decided to prepare a dish that my grandma and mom used to make for me when I was a kid. I was waiting for summer vacation, to go to my grandparents and pick all the ingredients from their garden and prepare this deliciousness. So here is what you need, for 4 servings, note all the ingredients have to be chopped in big chunks:
1. 100 ml olive oil or canola oil
2. 4 carrots
3. 1 green bell pepper
4. 1 eggplant
5. 10 mushrooms
6. 1 yellow squash
7. 1 tomato
8. 1 can of natural diced tomatoes
9. 1 tbsp of natural tomato paste
So, in a deep pot combine the oil and onions, when the onions begin to have a golden brown color add all the others ingredients, the diced tomatoes, 1 tbsp of tomato paste, salt and pepper. Mix well. Cover the pot! Let cook on slow fire for 2 hours mixing occasionally.
And here is my plate, I had the Veggie Deliciousness over Spring Mixed Greens with Italian Whole Wheat Bread:
What is great about this dish is that you can please the entire family playing with the recipe, you can add chicken or pork, beef, if you eat meat. Also you can fry or bake some fish and serve this as a side with some pieces of lemon and parsley on the top. It makes great leftovers, second day it is even more delicious and it freezes perfectly!
For dessert I had a few strawberries and some grapes:
While my fiance enjoyed a bowl of fresh California strawberries with some sour cream and sugar, comfort food from our childhood:
What food reminds your about childhood? I miss my grandmother’s home-made farmer cheese, creamy potato soup and all the baked goods, also my mother’s casseroles, mini pizzas, cakes and stuffed bell peppers!