i’d love to cook every meal, every night, from scratch but i’ll be honest – i’m lazy and cheap. oh sure i get it, spend $50 on groceries but when you break down cost per serving, a meal for two might be less than $4. that’s not a lot of money, i know! but it’s that initial expense that adds up, especially when i can’t think of other things to make with the same ingredients. laziness… that’s just me. sometimes i just want quick and easy!
however, i try to cook something that’s not pre-made at least once or twice a week. one of the meals i’ve been wanting to make is eggplant parmesan, which i used to make all the time and everyone always loved. i went to Trader Joe’s to get Raisin Bran, Trader Ohs, and queso. while there i figured i’d pick up something frozen for din-din. they have so many things that i love eating! i put back risotto and polenta before i saw this box of beauty: Eggplant Cutlets!! yes! they took the time consuming part out of eggplant parmesan! no peeling, no salt water bathing, no breading, no seasoning, just baking!
so tonights dinner, a real crowd pleaser, was baked Trader Joe’s eggplant cutlets, stacked, covered in leftover vodka spaghetti sauce, and covered with a slice of melty cheddar cheese then served with a side of green peas. okay, not exactly eggplant parmesan, but fantabulous none-the-less! and the box was less than $4 and i didn’t even bake it all! so if you’re looking for something fast, cheap, and tasty then i highly HIGHLY recommend these cutlets. oh and one more quick note… if you do weight watchers, it has 6 points plus per serving! not too shabby!