Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mosaic Monday ~Hello August

Today for Mosaic Monday I'm sharing a few hydrangeas growing in my yard. I love the blue and am thankful my soil keeps them that way :-) I love pink in most other flowers, but blue hydrangeas are close if not at the top of my gardening faves. Go check out all of the other mosaics at Little Red House HERE.

I was inspired by my friend Debbie at Mountain Breaths to try these yummy lemon blueberry biscuits. Check out the recipe at her blog! This was another excuse to use my new pretty blue plates :-)

Tonight with dinner I tried a new little recipe that was pretty tasty. Kind of like Eggplant Parmesan without the breading. Those are green beans from my garden cooked with the potatoes.

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

(4 main dish servings)

1 large eggplant, sliced lengthwise into 4 slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, sliced into 4 slices each
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Lightly brush eggplant slices with oil; season with salt and pepper. Place slices on grill over medium heat; grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turn once.

While the eggplant is grilling, prepare cheese. In a small bowl, combine mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Top each eggplant slice with tomato slices and cheese mixture. Cover grill and cook 2 minutes, until the cheese melts and the tomato is warm.

Hope everybody's Monday is a good one!


Marsha said...

Sure wish my soil let the hydrangea blossoms stay blue! Yours are simply gorgeous, such a striking color.

Your eggplant recipe sounds good and your whole meal looks fantastic.

g.suzie said...

Pretty hydrangeas, I didn't know soil had anything to do with color, thanks for the info! Your food all looked yummy, have a great week!

Dishesdone said...

The biscuits look great, I hope to make them one of these days! but dinner looks amazing! Not a fan of eggplant, but my miss picky would flip for it!

Beautiful hydrangea's, Suzy!

RainGardener said...

I'm getting ready to do a slide of all different stages my brilliant blue lacecap goes through. It's blooming now. I wanted to change it but we get so many compliments on it I decided to buy another one to keep pink. lol

Katerina said...

These blue hydrangeas look absolutely stunning. The eggplants also must be delicious.

Vee said...

Your hydrangeas look wonderful...glad that your soil is doing its thing. And the food looks yummy, too.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful photos. Hydrangeas, blueberries and eggplant...Wonderful.


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How I wish I could grow blue hydrangeas too! How pretty! I am very tempted to make Debbie's blueberry biscuits too and your eggplant Parmesan looks delicious.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love blue Hydrangeas too, and you have some very pretty ones.
I can't tell you how good the grilled eggplant looks! I think that's what I want to make for dinner tonight. We also have lots of blueberries growing and may have to try the biscuits.

Kathleen said...

It all looks good! And the plate is wonderful! Is is the same as the one I have in red? I didn't know they came in blue too!!!
Your blue hydrangeas are so pretty.
I started cutting mine back today. Over 6 ft tall...wild!

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