Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Eggplant Dressing modernized by Graft Vs Host, Johnny Uppercut and Weekend

"The young cannot teach tradition to the old."
-Beninese Proverb

"...having a helluva good time trying."

One things for sure, this ain't your Grandmama's Eggplant dressing.

Tradition Bucking Eggplant Dressing
(printable version)

-3 vegan sausages, ground
-3 eggplant, peeled and cubed
-1 onion, chopped
-olive oil
-2 cups brown jasmine rice, cooked
-1 cup breadcrumbs
-salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the Vegan Sausages according to directions.

2. Place eggplant in cold salt water to prevent discoloration.

3. In a skillet, saute onion in olive oil; add ground sausage. Cook until onion is translucent (about five minutes). Add drained eggplant, salt and pepper. Cook for ten minutes (eggplant should be soft and tender).

4. Add the jasmine rice and stir until mixed. Transfer mixture to 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs and drizzle with more olive oil. Bake for 30 minutes.

Grandmama would love Australia's version of Against Me (or the Swedish Chef depending on who you talk to), Graft Vs Host. "Growth Spurt" is country fused punk with rolling lyrics that border on unintelligible and a harmonica thrown in for good measure. It comes from the band's five song debut EP, Volcanoes. Get it all here. And protect your cats.
Graft Vs Host-Growing Up

Suicide Girls Show + Liquor + Big Glasses + Black Lipstick + Knuckle Tattoos = Johnny Uppercut. Raw + Named for an Actress = "Ginger Rogers."
Johnny Uppercut-Ginger Rogers

Remember "Summer Coma" by Weekend? I think I love "End Times" even more. (Thanks to IRC.)
Weekend-End Times