The good? This dinner. This was actually a very yummy dinner.
The bad? This dinner.
Why? Becausee this was the last DiS! dinner that I had with Leah and Todd.
No, nothing bad happened–actually a lot of good happened–they relocated to their beloved Columbus, Ohio to go be adult, married people and eventually have babies and shit.
But before they went (well, Leah went first back in May), I had to make one last dinner. And I chose this one because I could do a lot of it ahead of time. So we could hang out more and stuff.
Let’s get to everything I did earlier that day…
First I made the “lamb” mixture. I say “lamb” because I used a pork/beef/veal meatball & meatloaf mix.
I also was able to fry up the eggplant (which I practically dry-fried so it wasn’t terribly soggy and oil-laden).
And right before the Ohioans arrived, I whipped up a cream sauce.
Poured the cream sauce over the layered meat and eggplant.
So basically, I did everything before Todd and Leah showed up. I just threw it in the oven right as they arrived.
But this was a keeper. Why wouldn’t it be? Meat and cheesy goodness? This was like a meatloaf on extra-special tasty steroids. Loved it.
I am so happy that the last DiS! we all did together was a good one. But I’m sad. I miss the Ohioans.
And, who am I going to feed now? Who am I going to do Football Sunday dinners with? 🙁
OK! Applications for new dining partners are currently being accepted. Potential diners must be in the Baltimore area, like football, be willing to bring wine/beer/booze, and are not vegetarian 😉