My husband rarely cooks, but when he does, it's usually something extraordinary! He goes all out with an amazing idea or two and creates a delicious, one-of-a-kind meal... as well as a huge mess in the kitchen for yours truly to clean up later...
So, most times, I just ask him to describe his idea to me and to let me do the cooking - I practice a clean-as-you-go technique, and usually all that is left to do at the end of a meal is wash up the cooking pans and load the plates into the dishwasher.
One day he came home saying he had big plans for the eggplant in our fridge... I immediately envisaged the mess waiting for me and asked him what he had in mind. "Stuff it," was his answer.
Hmm. Ok. I can stuff it. And I set to work.
I was expecting a good dish, but what I ended up with was a great one! This was so good, I even found myself eating the raw meat mixture by the spoonful!
I did end up with too much meat (yes, even with the spoonfuls I ate raw!) so I stuffed some mushrooms I had and cooked them alongside the eggplant. You could also just cook up meatballs, or put all the mixture into a loaf pan for a delicious meatloaf. Putting the meat into the eggplant skins is really just a matter of presentation.