moussaka! moussaka! moussaka!

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So, this dish:  Don’t do what I did and start this at 6pm.

While fairly simple, it has multiple parts that, when added together, TAKE FOREVER.

We ended up eating at around 9pm.  Yikes.

Worth it, though.  Mmm.

not a sheep for miles

Bo Peeps Favourite Moussaka

1 1/2 cups cooked beans (I used kidney)
1 large eggplant, sliced 1/4″ thick
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 c button mushrooms, sliced
2 cans whole tomatoes, chopped
1 c red wine
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 1/2 c plain yoghurt
1 1/2 c milk
4 eggs
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 c Parmesan
1/2 c bread crumbs

  • Preheat oven to 400*F.
  • Sprinkle sliced eggplant with salt and set aside for 30 minutes.  Rinse, pat dry, brush with oil and roast until golden.  Set aside.
  • Saute onion and garlic in oil until golden.  Add mushrooms and saute until browned
  • Stir in tomato, wine, paste and oregano.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes.  Sauce should be quite thick.
  • Spoon beans into a 3 qt oven-proof dish, top with tomatoes, then eggplant slices.
  • Whisk yoghurt, eggs, milk and paprika.  Pour over eggplant and let sit 10 minutes.
  • Combine Parmesan and breadcrumbs.  Sprinkle over egg mixture.
  • Bake 45-60 minutes until top is golden.

Serves 6-8

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About Angela

My name is Angela. I am a 28 year old psych and criminology graduate, but I'd rather not diagnose you. I am a cuddle-slut. I can recite the entire script of The Princess Bride, (including accents) and believe that the meaning of life is contained within. Polyanna, Snap.com commercials, and Oprah 'reunion shows' make me cry. I can whistle and hum at the same time, but I cannot touch my toes. I am an expert in both listening and talking. I look good in orange. I am a writer. I kick ass in Gin, Hearts, and Cribbage but I don't understand Canasta or Bridge. I can be heard singing Broadway numbers from my shower, and have dressed up as a viking princess, (complete with aluminum foil breast plate) The Phantom of the Opera, and a Ghostbuster for Hallowe'en. I have a bird named Bean. I have a brother named Adam. They are not related. I like vanilla body lotion, peanut butter, saunas, Jim Carrey, broccoli, pets, TheOnion.com, Muppets, Kevin Smith, Corelle dishes, dry erase white-boards, Barenaked Ladies, Philosophy, the letter J, Harry Potter, picture frames, swimming, quilting, Michael Moore, genealogy, Raggedy Anne, tacky 50's tchotchke, 'Idiot's Complete Guide To' books, tweezers, feather pillows, polar dips, aquariums, Martin Luther King Jr., and Dr. Pepper. I don't like meat, gossips, cooked carrots, American Idol, mosquitoes, sweating, politics, public washrooms, tardiness, tuition, hunting, pat answers, pick up lines, brown bananas, cliches, pine scented air freshener, Kevin Costner, bacon, candied apples, pro-wrestling, humidity, and hypocrisy. Books I've read recently The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Dark Tower, When Nietzsche Wept, What's So Amazing About Grace?, Catcher in the Rye, Not Wanted On the Voyage, The Red Tent, The Little Prince, The Way the Crow Flies, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Poisonwood Bible, The Fall, The Knot of Vipers, Calculating God, The Chrysalids, Sick Puppy, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Franny and Zooey, The Brothers Karamazov, and jPod. I am slightly neurotic. No I'm not. Yes I am.

2 responses »

    • Thanks, Clare:

      I’ve got tonnes (TONNES) of recipes I’m looking to try (and improve on). The next on my agenda is a brown rice dish with lots of interesting ingredients (raisins, coconut, peanuts, pineapple, banana, etc.) Sounds weird enough to be good.

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