Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 21, 2013

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    favm  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin, eggplant is good for you!

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    legaleagle48  almost 10 years ago

    Everybody’s a critic!

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    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)  almost 10 years ago

    Who needs a sign??

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    rentier  almost 10 years ago

    We don’t cook this, but it doesn’t sound so bad! Yesterday I buyed fryed chicken in a restaurant, it was just rotting, horrible, I could only throw it into the wastepaper basket and my stomach turned seeing this!!

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    pouncingtiger  almost 10 years ago

    SNERK!! LOL!! I feel your pain, Calvin.

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    Opus Croakus  almost 10 years ago


    1 medium eggplant, unpeeled, diced1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup chopped onion1 large bell pepper, diced1 clove garlic, finely minced2 slices bread1 teaspoon butter3 large eggs, lightly beaten1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme1/2 teaspoon dried leaf marjoram1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:Butter a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Heat oven to 350°.

    Steam the diced eggplant just until tender, about 5 minutes.

    Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute, stirring, until onion is tender. Add the garlic and saute for about 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.

    Spread bread slices with the butter and cut into cubes. Stir the eggplant and bread cubes into the onion mixture. Let the mixture cool slightly. Stir in the beaten eggs, salt, pepper, thyme, and marjoram. Stir in half of the shredded cheese. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish and cover with the remaining cheese.

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve hot.

    Serves 4.

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    Watcher  almost 10 years ago

    Like father, like son.

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    margueritem  almost 10 years ago

    What gave it away, Dear?

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    arye uygur  almost 10 years ago

    I can understand – I hate eggplant in any form.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  almost 10 years ago

    I love his snowmen and sculptures.

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    tirnaaisling  almost 10 years ago

    Looks like Dad agrees with Calvin on this one ;)

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    orinoco womble  almost 10 years ago

    Most people just don’t know how to prepare eggplant. Baked long and slow in a sauce, it’s delicious. Breaded and fried and served justlikethat on a plate, it’s gross. I don’t go in for all the salting and pressing…just make sure it’s thoroughly cooked.

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    vwdualnomand  almost 10 years ago

    eggplant parmesan is good.

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    Rakkav  almost 10 years ago

    Those snowmen give my reaction to (overcooked) asparagus. Happily my batting average at being served (or making myself) asparagus I like has vastly improved these past few years.

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    rickray777  almost 10 years ago

    This is where Calvin’s Stupendous Man costume comes in — IF Mom would let him wear it at the table (forget it!).

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    premkumarbhaskal  almost 10 years ago

    hilarious :)

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    @Gator007: English is not a first language for everyone on this site. LX013 is Austrian, and she does very well with English.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Yesterday’s Sunday strip still hasn’t appeared. I posted it near the end of Saturday’s comments.

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    Hobbes Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Today’s strip could be called a Bill Watterson snowman gag.

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    IndyMan  almost 10 years ago

    You are totally weird!! I have had it both ways and baked it tastes like baked shoe sole. Only way is dipped in egg, coated in flour and fried to a golden brown. It isn’’t sirloin steak but it beats tuna fish cassarole. Nice work on the snowmen, Calvin!

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    Vince M  almost 10 years ago

    I like how it’s prepared in Chinese restaurants.

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    rshive  almost 10 years ago

    The snowmen have the right idea.

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    StkFigs  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin’s a genius for making those snowmen.

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    neatslob Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Recipe for eggplant: 1. Take one eggplant. 2. Throw it in the trash.

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator almost 10 years ago

    These snowmen defy gravity. Look at the one farthest right. You try leaning heavy balls of snow that way without them toppling! And funny how there’s never any less snow on the ground! Calvin clearly has mad skills.

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    xbc13  almost 10 years ago

    Your English is just fine LX013

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    jpcedotal  almost 10 years ago

    yeah, I will pass on eggplant anything…I am a meat and potatoes kind of guy…maybe a little red beans and rices with sausage in it…

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    prasrinivara  almost 10 years ago

    IMO, the ONLY good dish made with eggplant (edit: you need small “Indian eggplant” for this one) is “Guti Vankhaya” (and it must be coastal version, not Telenganese). Not even my wife (who loves Indian eggplants in many more dishes) likes the large “American” ones — which are the only ones Calvin’s mum will even know at all.

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    Purple Ninja  almost 10 years ago

    I’ve always wondered how Calvin can make his snowmen so detailed. I can even make mine more than 2 feet tall.

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    pjejurikar  almost 10 years ago

    Babaganoush anyone?

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    Johnnython  almost 10 years ago

    I wonder why too

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    jnpdunc  almost 10 years ago

    calvin is cool.i remember when i was a kid.if i came home from school and smelled liver and onions cooking,my brother and i hated liver so we were going to have cube steak and mom made extra cube for dads lunch the next day…i wish i could go back!

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    Perkycat  almost 10 years ago

    I Love Calvin! I love the snowmen. Nice to have a bit of warning so you can prepare yourself and don’t make the yukky face when you hear what’s for dinner. Why does Mom keep making that vile dish?

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    Nortley  almost 10 years ago

    What happened to the Sunday strip??

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    anderson5  almost 10 years ago

    Calvin and Pit (From Kid Icaurs) Should be video taped during this meal.

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    kkanalz  almost 10 years ago

    What happened to Calvin for 01/20/2013? (Sunday)

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    Puddleglum2  almost 10 years ago

    It’s the only thing Calvin doesn’t like… NOT!

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    marshalljpeters Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    I’m not sure if I’ve ever had eggplant. It’s one of those things I’m scared to try, based on past experience with that type of vegetable (the ones that are supposed to be good for you).

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    starfighter441  almost 10 years ago

    When I was a kid, I’d only eat my veggies raw, still prefer a lot of them that way.

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    Vonne Anton  almost 10 years ago

    We grill them on the BBQ, mash them, make babaganoush (spell check, anyone?) … better than hummus. (And me likes me some hummus! – grammar check, anyone?

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    pedalflower  almost 10 years ago

    Sunday’s strip has been posted. Snowball forts, ahoy!

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    This is EXCELLENT!

    I love the 2nd snowman’s expression.


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    Gretchen's Mom  almost 10 years ago

    Eggplant fried in a little bit of butter until golden brown I like. Tuna cassarole I can make, but what goes into eggplant cassarole?


    Everything in the refrigerator leftover from the past week or two that hasn’t been eaten yet perhaps?!?



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    DoubleM  almost 10 years ago

    I don’t blame Calvin; I hate eggplant.

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    prasrinivara  almost 10 years ago

    An irony is that today was scheduled an event to which I stated eggplant-casserole would be preferable; uncanny that they would print this cartoon the same day! :-)

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    calvinsfriend110  almost 10 years ago

    I agree, I hate eggplant too.

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    rekam Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    My m-in-l used to make a wonderful eggplant dip that everyone enjoyed. Baked the eggplant first and then mashed it with all the ingredients she used.

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    Rickapolis  almost 10 years ago

    Oh, to be able to make such snow creatures.

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 10 years ago

    The ‘Ol Man is on the same wave length as Calvin when it comes to mom’s cooking

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    Mythreesons  almost 10 years ago

    An old eggplant is bitter and would turn anyone off. I ruined a batch of ratatouli with one, and still don’t know how to check in advance if it is a good one.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Actually eggplant is very tasty if prepared properly. The recipe opuscroakus70 posted is similar toone of mine, but I add a can of diced tomatoes as well.

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    pam Miner  almost 10 years ago

    such imaginative snowmen!

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    rgcviper  almost 10 years ago

    Looks like the Snow Goons don’t like eggplant, either. The horror!

    @G-MomThanks for your encouraging words to our non-native English speakers. I second every bit.

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    ratlum  almost 10 years ago

    Dad knows Calvin pretty good,to be able to tell its egg plant ,with all the things Calvin does not like.I buyed that.Of all the silly things I have heard correcting a friend over that gets a 0 in my book.

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    Newshound41  almost 10 years ago

    No Calvin in this one.

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    Pecos Bill Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    My all time fav C&H

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    rkozakand  almost 10 years ago

    i love eggplant

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    0ldreamer  almost 10 years ago

    Good for you: Eggplant cures most forms of skin cancerSimple: Cut up Eggplant, heat in tomato sauce with basil, oregano, and garlic salt,Serve.

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    0ldreamer  over 9 years ago

    Eggplant kills all skin cancer except Melanoma.

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