When the garden is producing more than I can eat... I turn to this sauce. Usually there are other things from the garden that are outnumbering me. So I throw them in too. The eggplant is a good addition because it thickens the sauce nicely. No one will know there is eggplant in the sauce.
This recipe uses thickened skim milk as the "creamy" base. The only fat is butter and parmesan cheese used as topping. I use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store for the meat. I prepare everything before cooking. It makes it much easier.
This stew is very hearty. Great for when you have a large crowd. Add other vegetables as desired. The key to its flavor is a large amount of ham and the can of whole tomatoes. Do not add salt. The ham adds plenty! You can also make this with a thick ham slice.
This is a variation of the fabulous Recipe #107570. My boys like their food a bit on the tame side. Makes 4 bags. Tip: I remove the skin from all the chicken at once. I wear disposable plastic gloves and grab the skin with a paper towel. It is much easier to pull off and the gloves keep your hands from freezing.