Saturday night, Anne and I wanted to have some sort of date. I've been getting tired really quickly this week (doctor said to expect that) and I've had terrible headaches, so instead of going out, we stayed home and made dinner together.
I love cooking together. I love working together in the kitchen, helping each other out, and anticipating sitting down in our dining room when we've finished preparing our meal.
We made Eggplant Parmesan from a recipe I got from the Internets. Holy crap was it incredible. I think the key was using all organic and fresh ingredients, and olive oil instead of corn oil when we fried the eggplant. It took almost 3 hours from start to finish (the eggplant needed to drain for 2 hours) but since the whole idea was to hang out and make dinner together, the time didn't matter; in fact, it was a bonus.
We also made this ice cream recipe that my mom gave us, using green tea soy ice cream, pineapple juice, coconut milk, and ginger snaps. It was kind of a weird choice, mixing something Asian with something Italian, but for mysterious reasons that are best left unexamined, it worked.