Sunday, November 11, 2007

i love it when a plan comes together/italian ladies

Guy from The A-Team isn't the only person who loves it when a plan comes together — I too love it when a plan comes together. Heck, I love it when anything comes together or more specifically, when things that go together, come together. That said, I was listening to music from my itunes library and making Eggplant Parmigiana when the computer hit the Italian Ladies section. I was dredging and sautéeing my sliced eggplant, which I was worried at it's advanced age might turn grey and bitter, simmering my tomato sauce, listening to Mina, Rita Monico and Edda Dell Orso... and it was like magic! Every eggplant slice seemed to sauté to a golden color; each slice was slightly crispy on the outside and melty in the middle. The obvious conclusion, of course, was that the spirit of these 60s-soundtrack-belter-outers was looking out for my supper!*

I love these ladies! This is one of the songs that saved my eggplant — Mina singing Ennio Morricone's Se Telefonando.

*So much cooler than that handsome, yet creepy, Barilla guy who's always leaving boxes of pasta on his neighbor's doorstep.

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