Dinner tonight is looking much more promising than the previous.
Homegrown and everything, thanks to a co-worker. And it is YJDKIY-sized to boot!
I think it will shape into something like this, or this.
Or this, my own concoction of saute, garlic, tomatoes and cheese:
Tasted decent, but I think I will leave eggplant cooking to YJDKIY readers with more experience.