This eggplant Parmesan lasagna, inspired by a nearly-free sale of eggplants - was cursed. Upon pre-heating the oven, smoke and an awful smell filled the room, only to find a cheap pan was melting away in the broiler. Crisis averted, until just when the second tray of eggplants was done cooked, the glass pan exploded all over the oven. After hours slaving away to make my favorite comfort food, I was disheartened, I went to a friends to eat tacos.Tonight, I braved the oven once again with this smaller, richer version as as half the eggplant was destroyed. Being my most complicated and delectable signature dish, with ricotta full of fresh basil and garlic, meatless sausage and spinach generously layered between pre-baked eggplant and marinara sauce and topped with swiss cheese. The curse has been lifted, and it tastes delicious.

This eggplant Parmesan lasagna, inspired by a nearly-free sale of eggplants - was cursed. Upon pre-heating the oven, smoke and an awful smell filled the room, only to find a cheap pan was melting away in the broiler. Crisis averted, until just when the second tray of eggplants was done cooked, the glass pan exploded all over the oven.

After hours slaving away to make my favorite comfort food, I was disheartened, I went to a friends to eat tacos.

Tonight, I braved the oven once again with this smaller, richer version as as half the eggplant was destroyed. Being my most complicated and delectable signature dish, with ricotta full of fresh basil and garlic, meatless sausage and spinach generously layered between pre-baked eggplant and marinara sauce and topped with swiss cheese. The curse has been lifted, and it tastes delicious.