Both kids like fried zucchini, so I thought maybe I could get away with breaded eggplant. Then I had the brilliant (and modest) idea to try Eggplant Parmesan--after all, it's spaghetti. The Mister is a carnivore, so I knew I needed to make some chicken too.
First, I made homemade breadcrumbs. If you haven't done this, it's easy as can be. I just took six slices of wheat bread and tore them in half. Then I put three pieces in my blender and pulsed until my fluffy little breadcrumbs were born. I also added in about 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and two teaspoons each of dried basil and garlic powder. The breadcrumbs were split into two batches to prevent cross-contamination.
I mixed two eggs with a pinch of dried basil and garlic powder.
I mixed up another egg with basil and garlic. The process is the same for the eggplant as the chicken.
I put a pot of water on to boil, and added a box of angel hair pasta when the water was at a rolling boil.
After draining the pasta, I dumped in a jar of marinara sauce.
Dinner was served!