Lunch is a meal I struggle with, both at work and on the weekends. During the week I just do not have much time to throw together a lunch consisting of more than leftovers or fruit, yogurt, cheese and crackers. On the weekends, I should theoretically have more time and energy but usually I’ve got so many activities and tasks planned that lunch gets pushed to the back burner and I end up making a grilled cheese (or better yet, having Ben make one for me :) ) Not that I don’t love grilled cheese because I really do, but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up a bit.
I’m not one to eat Thanksgiving leftovers more than once or twice, so I planned this eggplant marinara flatbread for a lazy weekend lunch after the big holiday was over. It really didn’t take much more effort than a grilled cheese and it was a nice change from the usual. Plus, it’s got lots of things I love: bread? Good. Eggplant? Good. Cheese? Gooood. (Friends, anyone?) Cut into small slices as I did, this could also make a great appetizer for a party. It reminds me a lot of an eggplant Parmesan panini but without the trouble of actually making eggplant Parmesan. Score!