Pretax cost is $2.59 per serving for eight servings. Prices are from Martin's Food Market on Wesel Boulevard in Hagerstown. Prices include the optional herbs. The salt, pepper and flour were not included in the price per serving.
Summer vegetable pasta stew
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 red or green pepper, cut into strips
1 eggplant (about 1 pound), cubed
2 tablespoons flour
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 yellow summer squashes, sliced
1 zucchini, cut into thin spears
1 cup ripe or canned tomatoes, diced; reserve juice if using canned tomatoes
Sprig of rosemary (optional)
Handful of basil, torn (optional)
16 ounces, wide egg noodles
Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saut the onions, garlic and pepper strips.
In a bowl, toss the cubed eggplant with flour, salt and pepper. Add to the skillet, stirring to brown all sides of the eggplant lightly.