Monday, November 7, 2011

Sun dappled, big save and sucked in

- Arriving home earlier than usual and finding the sun dappling through the trees breathtaking.

- Making my "dish" - eggplant parmesan - for friends. One friend keeps me company in the kitchen and, as I tend to get a little distracted, saves me from forgetting to put the second layer of eggplant in. :)

- Starting a book that my urban book club selected, "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay and getting sucked in with the first line, "This is what happened."


Granny Annie said...

That is such a lovely scene like so many that capture our breath this time of year. What camera do you use to catch all these wonderful shots?

There was a little cafe in Pryor, OK called Iggy's. They made the most wonderful Eggplant Parmesan and I enjoyed going there in 1965. Wonder if it still exists?

Who would think such a line would grab one's attention but it certainly does. Regardless of the story we all want to eventually know "what happened".

Quay Po Cooks said...

I love the Autumn scene! Stunning!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Thank you! It's a Canon digital camera - I keep it in my purse all the time so I can snap things that catch my attention. The model is PowerShot SD1100 IS.

It might be fun for you to go back to Pryor,OK and find out! My recipe came from Cooking Light magazine - it got all thumbs up. :)

Apparently a lot happens in this book - it's more than 500 pages. I have until mid-December to finish though.

Lynn said...

Quay Po -

Hello there! Thank you and thanks for coming by.

Lance said...

What a gorgeous autumn view in that picture - the sun, coupled with those wonderful colors makes for real beauty...

Whitney said...

LOVE the power of one. Troubling, haunting but one of those books you feel you just have to read. I'd love your eggplant parm recipe!

Lynn said...

Lance -

Thank you - I've enjoyed the leaf change particularly this year. It's been lovely.

Whit -

I didn't know much about this book and haven't seen the film, so I'm sure I'll love it if you did.

I'll email the recipe to you.

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhhhhh, glorious indeed. Summer taking her last bows. :)

Thank God for dear friends who save us from our potential errors of omission. :)

The power of one such as Lynn is to inspire, delight and warm with the glow of your life observtions...


happygirl said...

Such a gorgeous tree. My fam will NOT let me make eggplant parm one more time. I made it every week this summer. Bumper eggplant summer. :) Oh, a book club. I'd love to be in a book club, but for now, I'm going to RELISH my new Bible study. Joy.

Louvregirl said...

Like that first line! Interesting...

Ileana said...

I love when a book captures you with an unusual first line like that. I've read many books and tossed others aside based on the first line or paragraph.

Beautiful photo! I can't get enough of the fall shots as we don't have anything like that in Miami.

Eggplant Parm sounds delicious...especially when you include all the layers! ;)

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous picture!

LL Cool Joe said...

Some people hate having someone in the kitchen with them while they are cooking. Are you one of those?

I'm not sure I've ever eaten eggplant!

Love the photo too. :)

Riot Kitty said...

Yeah, that line would totally hook me.

Shionge said...

I love the different shades of colour....awesome view :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great, vibrant, Maple Tree colors pic! It's been a year since my last eggplant- Do you fry yours in bread crumbs n olive oil first or just put in fresh? That line is a great hook. Tell us how you like the book when it's done.

Fireblossom said...

That IS a good opening.

May I have some of that eggplant parm? please???

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I've enjoyed the fall so far - it is indeed like a little gift after such a hot summer.


happygirl -

I'm in two book clubs, which keeps me reading all the time.

lg -

A book needs a good first page - this one has all that and more. :)

Scarlet -

I think I wouldn't have forgotten it if she hadn't been in there, but it's all good. I had the last of it for dinner last night - so yum.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

Thank you!

Joe -

I'm actually one of those who likes to be in the kitchen alone. I do like to cook with my sister though.

Riot Kitty -

I recommend that book if you are interested.

Shionge -

It's another view in the condominium complex where I live - it's been lovely this fall.

Snaggle -

My recipe calls for dipping eggplant slices in an egg wash, and then whole wheat panko crumbs. You bake them for 30 minutes and then they are layered in with the sauce and cheese.

FB -

Aw - I had the last of it last night. :)

Betty Manousos said...

that is an absolutely beautiful, fall photo!

hope your day is going well, and thanks so much for your kind comments and support.


Lynn said...

Betty -

Thank you and I'm glad you came by. Hope you are well today.

Cloudia said...

dappled sunlight and eggplant parmigiana! Doesn't get better than that :-)

Aloha from Honolulu

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Lynn said...

Cloudia -

I'll say. :)