Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cooking Lesson of the Day

Fact #1:  After 30 minutes at 400 degrees F in the oven, an eggplant will explode.

Fact #2:  Three eggplants will do exactly the same thing.

Fact #3:  This is an example of multi-tasking gone wrong.

Fact #4:  I will be cleaning my oven tomorrow.

Fact #5:  There will be no Baba Ghanoush dip at our house this weekend.

This happened within a few minutes of the guys coming in from the field for supper so there is no photo documentation.  Trust me - it happened!!


  1. Oh dear!! :) :)
    It is kind of funny though.
    Glad you are all right, by the way, did they make a noise when they exploded?

  2. Oh no! What a terrible mess that must have made? I usually cut mine in half so I've never had that problem. Sorry you won't have the delicious dip this weekend. Thanks for the tip though. ;)

  3. Anonymous9:59 PM

    Oh no! What a mess! Ugh.

  4. Oh no! I can imagine the mess.

  5. hahahahahaha i'm sure it sounds funnier than it was! :)

  6. Oops! Those things always sound so funny when they happen to someone else! Hope it wasn't too difficult to clean!

  7. Oh no! It does sound a lot funnier that I am sure it was! :o) What a mess, I hate cleaning the oven to begin with, so I couldn't imgaine it with a few exploded eggplants! Thanks for the Cooking lesson though! :o)

  8. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I used to cook eggplants in the oven when I lived in Italy, then marinade the strips of flesh in olive oil, fresh garlic, and vinegar. I was always taught to poke the eggplant with a fork before roasting it... now I understand why! I'm sorry to hear about the messy oven. Ugh. Not what you need during harvest time!