Anyhow, my husband LOVED it (I have to say, he hasn't put up the fight I thought he would about 'meatless' meals!), my 10 month old devoured it, my 2 year old wasn't in an eating mood, and I couldn't help but take seconds!
|I forgot to take a pic of the whole pan before we ate!|
1) I didn't have any basil, but I did have pesto. I layered the pesto on the eggplant before the tomato sauce.
2) I didn't have nearly enough to line the pan with eggplant slices, so I chose to make 5 individual Eggplant Parm 'towers' (2 slices in each).
3) I would slice the mozza thinner next time - it was a LOT of cheese. And I LOVE cheese. But it was too much.
4) It was pretty warm in our house today so I didn't want to turn on the oven - I did all of the grilling & cooking in the BBQ outside - heated it up like an oven & resisted the urge to open it more than once once the food was in! (fortunately the thermometer still works on ours!) It worked GREAT!