Eggplant, Olive, and Caper Crostini + Weekly Menu

This meal started as a disaster that ended up being pretty epic.

See, I tried making bread. Something went terribly wrong, and rather than sandwich bread, I ended up with a baguette. Having to improvise, I made this eggplant “sandwich” into a crostini. Which subsequently, made dinner.

While I knew Mr. Prevention wouldn’t like this, I made it anyway (who’s the boss!? ;) ). It just sounded too good to pass up and not have him at least try. I want to make a caper and olive-lover out of him if it’s the last thing I do! Plus, I’m still finding creative ways to use up my garden’s yield of eggplant.

I shot the photos of this dish before even trying it. And expecting the worst after the bread fail, I very much so slacked on photo-shooting. And below is the one not-quite, but closest, to best photo I took. Sad, I know. You’ll just have to take my word for it – these were killer.

Weekly Menu: September 3rd-8th

The long-awaited college football season is in full swing and my beloved Illini play at 3:30 :-D Of course I plan to watch the OSU game and not-so-silently root on Akron. We’ve lived in Buckeye Country for over a year now and I am no more a Buckeye fan than when we first arrived!

Question: Do you likes olives? Capers?

Go Illini!

Comments

  1. Looks delicious!! Have a great weekend :)

  2. I love olive and capers now, but growing up (and well into my 20s) I seriously disliked both!!! So there may be hope for converting Mr. P! ;)

    The crostini sound great, and I love that you turned a “failed” baking attempt around!!! Great job!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Just an FYI, did you know that the Moosewood (inspiration for the cookbook you took that recipe from) is in Ithaca? :)

  4. I could definitely get my mouth around that. I love eggplant!
    And I’m glad to know someone else has bread flops. I have yet to make a loaf I could consider “good”. But I’m not giving up without a fight! :)

  5. I am making the buffalo chicken enchiladas right now! Just pulled my roasting bird out of the oven.

  6. I lovee olive spreads! This sounds killer. Don’t you love when recipes turn out surprisingly well?!

  7. That looks really good Nicole – I am actually not a big fan of olives, but I am trying an olive tomato sauce for a pest meatball sub – I will let you know how it turns out!

    Go Illini! Glad Northwestern won today!

  8. I ADORE olives and capers! Anything that salty and briny…yum. These sound like fabulous crostini!

  9. Sorry your bread didn’t turn out as planned… but great save!

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