My girls have a problem with cafeteria food….they think they hate it…but in fact they really love it. Our family joke is eating at Luby’s! I mention it and they scream NOOOOOOO…not because it is not good…it just isn’t what they think they want. But each time we eat there, they enjoy and love it! And what’s not to love. It’s home cooking…cafeteria style.
One of my favorite cookbooks is their Anniversary cookbook from a few years back. It has my favorites in it like their liver. Yes…I said it….liver. One of my crowning achievements was when my oldest daughter actually ordered it at Lubys one day for herself. I thought…I have done it…raised a child who has ‘educated taste’ as my grandfather would say. I make it two ways at home; Luby’s way and my mom’s way. Once I when making it for dinner my daughters best friend ate dinner with us. Her mom said, “She won’t eat your liver.” But she did and loved it. Even asking for second when her parents walked in the house to pick her up. I told her I was so glad she enjoyed dinner and NOT TO EVER tell anyone she didn’t like LIVER! Her mouth dropped and she again told me how much she liked it. Score one for liver lovers everywhere!
The Eggplant casserole is another ‘educated taste’ to try at home with your family. It’s rich in flavor and takes a little effort to make, but so worth the results. Your kids will eat what you offer them. Offer them variety by introducing them to…dare I say it…like spinach, eggplant, squash, and okra…and even liver. Promise I will share my liver recipe soon! But until then…enjoy the recipe below that I got off of Recipe Zaar. It’s a great site and thank you to Blis who found this recipe! It’s an oldie but goodie! And perfect at holidays or just when you are cooking all the eggplant you grew in from your garden!
Luby's Baked Eggplant Casserole
By: ~Bliss~ from Recipe Zaar
Oct 13, 2007
Recipe #258845 |
SERVES 8 -10
· 1 medium eggplant (Peeled and diced)
· 1/2 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup or cream of celery soup
· 1 cup whole kernel corn
· 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
· 1 large fresh tomato (diced)
· 1 cup bacon, small Pieces
· 1/4 cup margarine
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
· 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
· 4 ounces shredded American cheese (about 4 slices)
· 1 (16 ounce) packet Mexican cornbread mix
· shredded cheddar cheese (to garnish)