165. Ham and Eggplant

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He arrived home a little bit hungry. First, had to take a small package of ham of the freezer. But before he did that, took the big pot off the stove and about an inch of water in the bottom. he put the steamer basket into the pot. put the pot on the stove and turned the gas burner.
He opened the refrigerator and out an eggplant. He washed the eggplant with and water, and then rinsed it. He sliced eggplant into thin sections, and put them all the big pot. He put the lid on pot and set the timer to 20 minutes.
20 minutes, the eggplant would be deliciously soft, like pudding. He would take half of it of the pot, and put it into a . Then he would add a little butter, salt, pepper, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Then, he would up some microwaved ham, add it to the , and enjoy! But first, he needed to take ham out of the freezer.
Before he did , he took a lemon out of the fruit on top of the refrigerator. He sliced it half and looked around for the lemon squeezer. was supposed to be hanging on a hook the sink. It wasn’t, of course. He dug the pile of clean dishes in his sink. wasn’t there. He looked through all the stuff all the countertops. He looked on the stovetop, the fridge, and in the microwave. He looked the kitchen drawers. He gave up.
He sat at the dining table and cursed his lack organization. I’ve spent half of my life looking things I’ve spent the other half misplacing, he . Just then he spotted the lemon squeezer, sitting top of his printer. Of course, he thought. else would it be?
The timer went off. turned off the burner. He squeezed the lemon. took half the eggplant out of the pot, it into a bowl, added butter, and watched melt. He shook salt and grinded pepper onto eggplant, poured the lemon juice on the eggplant, sat down at the dining table. He took bite. It was delicious! But, something was missing. was it? Just before the last bite of , he remembered.