Tomorrow is my thirty-fourth birthday.
This is not the first out- of-the-ordinary gift I've received from him over the years. For Valentine's Day a few years back, he bought me the fridge I'd been lusting after for months.
My folks and my in-laws are coming to the farm for dinner tomorrow night. My Mother-in-law is dairy-free, so for a starter I've made baba ghanoush.
3 small eggplants (500g)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water
salt and pepper
Preheat an oven to 180°C (fan forced).
Using a fork, prick the eggplants all over, cover with oil and bake on an oven tray for 40 minutes or until the eggplant is soft. Allow the eggplant to cool.
Once cool enough to handle, peel the skin from eggplant.
Combine the eggplant and the remaining ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
This was so very easy! I popped the eggplant in the oven before I did the afternoon school run and it was cool enough to peel by the time I got home - how cool is having an oven with a functioning timer? I'll serve it with toasted flatbread tomorrow.
It's lucky that this was a simple recipe, because I had way more exciting things to do this arvo than cook...
Funnily enough, the bobcat wasn't the best birthday present I've scored - the compulsory kindy AGM that was scheduled for 7pm tomorrow night has been postponed 'til next week - huzzah!
what's the best present you've ever received?
any tips for emerging from my first kindy AGM unappointed?