Some home cooks cringe at the thought of hosting a crowd because they don’t know how to plan the menu.
Entertaining needn’t be stressful. Focus on filling guests’ bellies, and remember that you can’t please everyone all the time. An organic vegetarian entree solves multiple problems.
If you don’t have a go-to dish, I’d recommend a classic eggplant rollatini. It’s a perfect entree, especially if time is of the essence. Pre-sliced raw or roasted organic eggplant slices are available in bulk from a well-stocked supermarket or natural/organic food store.
The dish is relatively simple: Fill eggplant slices (grilled or pan-fried) with ricotta and mozzarella cheese. Roll them up, top with your favorite organic tomato or marinara sauce (such as Muir Glen or Newman’s Own), and bake.
Top Eggplant Rollatini Recipes
- Giada De Laurentiis
- Mario Batali (courtesy of Providence Cheese)
- Rachael Ray
- Ambrosia Restaurant (West Palm Beach)
- Main Street Bistro (Princeton, NJ)