ratatouille

Forgive me Sheila, for I have sinned. It has been 5 days since my last mug cake blog post.

I had a surprise visit from my friend Connor who has been living in Thailand, who came home for two weeks because of the flooding in Bangkok. So exciting! Connor’s visit, not the flooding. Then I went to DC to visit my friend Kaitie who is a fellow Audiology nerd at Gallaudet, and we did the Walk for Hearing this morning. We went to a FANTASTIC concert last night- Jon McLaughlin opened for Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers. I had never heard of them but Kaitie is cool like that and knows fun bands. And now I want to be a Jon McLaughlin biddie.

My mom informed me that this blog is not a diary, so I’ll leave the summary at that.

Amy, my and Sheila’s BFF4L, asked me recently if I had ever made ratatouille, so I did a little research and it appears that it’s just a bunch of vegetables thrown together. I did my best.

Also I not-so-secretly love the Disney movie, Ratatouille. Clever animal, awkward protagonist, cute unexpected love story, all in a food setting. Animated perfection. In fact, I love all Disney movies just as much as I did when I was in single digits. Especially The Lion King. I swear every time I watch it I think Mufasa might not die. That stampede is so unpredictable.

I was also beyond angry when one of my teachers told me that no one should watch Up because it is a “poor portrayal of hearing aid function.”

I was hiding under your porch because I love you.

Ratatouille

1 eggplant

1 zucchini

1 yellow squash

1 onion

1 bell pepper

2 tomatoes

2 cloves garlic

white wine (about 1 cup)

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

salt and pepper

Slice the onion thinly and saute in butter, olive oil, and salt until translucent. Add the garlic and stir for a minute or so. At this point I put a little white wine in to deglaze the pan. Then I added the eggplant, zucchini, pepper, and squash.

Add salt and pepper, then cook until everything is soft. Add a little more white wine if you need to and the red pepper flakes, then throw in the tomatoes. Cook down until it resembles a thick stew or sauce.

Serve with bread. If I had thought ahead I would have made my own or gotten some at H&S (best bread ever) but I had to settle for Arnolds 7 Grain. Still yummy.

I almost melted cheese on top but then decided it was unnecessary.

And now I’ll hemming and hawing over whether I want Aladdin or Dexter to be my “background noise” while I study. Normal decisions.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Erinn!! says:

    Hello spill the beans! This is Sheila’s broke college student cousin Erinn. Just thought you’d like to know I was starving the other day and remembered you had this lovely blog! I made this recipe to fulfill my disgusting lack of vegetable intake and mannnn is it good. I didn’t have any white wine because the liquor store guy decided to open late and I didn’t want to wait, but still i was met with fabulous results. I have also discovered this recipe is great with pasta mixed in. Keep on spillin the beans! Love yah Sheila. And Erin for sharing this recipe. -Erinn

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