The last few days has been full of Christmas preparations like decorating the Christmas tree, making gingerbread, arranging gifts and most importantly trying to relax and enjoy all of it. Although Christmas, or all holidays for that matter, is a lot more enjoyable when seeing it through a child’s eyes it also means ( at least to me ) a lot more activities. I want Iris to experience all the great stuff around the holiday and not to miss out on anything fun. But no matter how many things I would like us to do and no matter how many Christmas traditions I want to share with her I don’t want to forget what Christmas is all about. Of course this holiday have different meaning to different people but to me this holiday is a lot about family, giving, sharing, waiting and finally celebrating. I would like to regard Christmas with generosity and contemplation as well as a time to celebrate with my family and friends.
And while contemplating the meaning of Christmas you surely need something delicious to fill stomach with. I like to prepare at least one dish with eggplant around the holidays. Preparing eggplant can be tricky. Cooked in the wrong way it doesn’t impress anyone but if prepared in the right way it is divine and right there on the top of veggies. This recipe is easy and gorgeous, the eggplant will simply melt in your mouth. The secret of a successful preparation is a great amount of oil. But hey, holidays are not about counting calories are they? If you take the time to make oven baked eggplant you simply must accompany it with a sauce made of yoghurt, chili, lime and honey. It tastes incredible together!