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Math equation time!  Written in third person, of course.

If Kendall naps from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. and has a midnight bed time, how many hours sleep will she get if she goes to 6 a.m. yoga?

If you guessed 8 hours of sleep, you win.  What you win, I don’t know.

For the second day in a row, I made it a point to listen to my body. After a long afternoon at work  I was tired, and with the weather acting weird (scorching hot Monday to slightly chilly today), I knew my body/sinuses were not happy.

Upon arrival from work, I promptly laid out on the couch to watch the RHONJ finale.  I only made it 10 minutes into the most drama-filled show ever.  You know I was tired.

My nap kind-of worked out amazingly, though.  Nick was working until 9 tonight, so I was on schedule to make a dinner that would be hot on the stove and not in plastic containers ready to warm up.

Baked Eggplant Parmigiana

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Ingredients –
1 medium eggplant, sliced .3 inch (or smaller)
.25 cup breadcrumbs (I used Progresso Italian Style)
.25 t. onion powder
.25 t. garlic powder
.25 t. dried oregano
2 egg whites
1 t. olive oil

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Last night I peeled and sliced the eggplant and layered it in a dish, slightly salting between the layers, then refrigerated over night.  The salt brings the moisture out of the eggplant so it will bake up firmer.

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Next mix the breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano together.  Also, place the egg whites in a separate bowl.

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Coat the eggplant in egg, then breadcrumbs and place on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Before I started coating, I spread the 1 t. olive oil on the foil to make sure the eggplant wouldn’t stick.

I broiled the eggplant for about 20 minutes, flipping half-way through.  When it was brown and crispy, I topped half of the slices with shredded mozzarella and placed it back in the oven for 2-3 minutes.

*Note – You may want to cook this at 400* in your oven.  It has always taken a little longer to bake in mine, so I usually add a good amount of degrees to my baking temperature.

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Served with whole wheat spaghetti, tomato sauce and a side salad with Greek vinaigrette.

Math equation #2 – Probability of Kendall getting her butt to the 6 a.m. yoga class.

If her feline alarm clock wakes her up at 5:30 a.m., just like she’s done for the past two weeks – 80%.
If it’s cold and rainy out – 40%.
Just to see if morning yoga is something she likes – 100%.

Here’s to hoping my motivation is around at 5:30 a.m.

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