I needed this
Mon 1st, Apr, 2013
Well I am here at home and have been very much enjoying the Easter weekend break – after last weeks whirlwind tour visiting three of Australia’s states in as many days you’ll know that I needed a quiet weekend.
We had a couple of things though where I needed quick, easy, simple food that tasted anything but.
Please enter roast beetroot, aubergine and onion.
This is a Beach Cottage Too Easy recipe hitting that delicious note of easy and tasty and it also fulfils the Dump & Go criteria at the same time…if you are new here, which I know a lot of you are (hello) not the dumping you are thinking about….no, Dump & Go in this capacity means dump the ingredients in slow cooker/oven/hob or heating element of your choice and go and get in the bath. Preferably with an instrument of your choice that facilitates the perusing of favourite blogs.
I feel the inclusion of getting in the bath should be mandatory for recipes for mums, don’t you?
It’s not just its bath-ability though, it’s the regular ingredients and at a push if you leave out the aubergine this truly is a Bottom of the Fridge recipe – I don’t know about you but I always always have onions in my fridge, more often than not a bunch of beetroot and am never without a jar of feta cheese in oil in the door of the fridge…
When I am away from this old cottage for a few days or so without my family and particularly if it has been busy and filled with activity I always have the urge to just come home and fester…pottering around doing nothing but making a nice big roast dinner, doing a few bits in the garden, going out on my bike…simple things like that you know? I guess that means home when you can just let it all out and do that.
When I got home I walked around the garden, picked a few flowers and stroked a few pieces of furniture and thought about doing something with that old girl who lives on the counter in the kitchen – it has been said by some about me that I am, yawn, only about flowers and white sofas and how possibly can that be? …but I make no apology for that, and coming home after being away accentuates what is me even more…there is nothing better to me than coming home to the beautiful beaches of Sydney, foofing with flowers, fluffing up a few white pillows with a Limoncello in hand, partaking in doing nothing much on the hammock and throwing a few things into the oven for comfort food…
Love it, own it baby.
I write my own story.
Beach Cottage Recipe
Baked Beetroot, Onion & Aubergine
2 aubergines (you may call that eggplant)
1 bunch beetroot scrubbed
herbs (parsley, chives, oregano but whatever you have to hand)
salt & pepper
1. thinly slice beetroot, onion and aubergine
2. place onto a baking tray (you might need more than one) and drizzle with oil, add herbs, seasoning
3. roast for 30 to 40 mins on high
4. remove to plate, sprinkle with feta extra herbs & salt pepper
**Beach Cottage Recipe Notes *any onions will do, red onions are nice you may want to lose the skin of the beetroot, I don’t bother but do scrub well *dried herbs are fine if you can’t get fresh *I roast this at 200C but my oven runs high *this works very well as a starter if you are entertaining or a light lunch on its own *this is an easy way to get veggies – if you are worried about calories go easy on the oil, it’s quite tasty without too much oil *the thinner you slice the veggies the less time they will need in the oven but don’t go too thin on the onion or aubergine or they will disappear into a charred nothing
This was tasty, lovely and hit the beach comfort spot, let me know if you try it…
Do you write your own story?
p.s. Beach Cottage Giveaway this week ladies, it’s a good one, lookout for it xo
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