The New Joy of Cooking Challenge has me contemplating a variety of recipes that have not been on My Menus before.
For instance Eggplant Parmigiana or Rolled Stuffed Eggplant or Caponata Eggplant Relish or maybe even Ratatouille.
Now let me tell ya, the only thing I know about Ratatouille is a
Rat Mouse Movie.
I'm leaning toward the Caponata Eggplant Relish just so I can use the latest piece to my Fitz and Floyd Collection.
Which just happened to be the inspiration for the Acorn Dining Table Centerpiece.
In addition to the Eggplant Server, some Out of Town Thriftin' netted the white platter, salad plates and candle sticks.
As well as the Green Candle Holders made by Roselane Pottery of California. They were originally sold as a set of three pieces with the third piece being a 'Console Bowl'. I found a complete set on Ebay in Pink and White with the bowl having the pottery marks and Foils...one of mine has a Foil Sticker. The complete set on Ebay has a BuyNow price of $45. My two candle holders were found at an Antique Shop and were priced at $25 with Booth Closing Sale of 75 percent off....got em for $5.00.
Now about The Joy of Eggplant Cooking!
Since my OneWordGoal for the New Year is Challenge...I'm going to go with the Challenge of Cooking and Serving Ratatouille.
The New Joy says it is a nice vegetable melange (huh) served warm with lamb or chicken or as a vegetarian entree with saffron rice.
I see a Bunch of Innovations happening with this one!