Jamie Oliver's "Eggplant Parmesan": better not to think of it as Eggplant Parm, because it's not really very like it, but it's delicious.
Tender and Easy Buttermilk Waffles: true to their name, and they freeze and reheat (in a toaster oven) very very well.
ALSO: we had folks over for a grown-up dinner party and had this as the menu:
- Chicken Shawarma
- oven-roasted cubed eggplant (I didn't pre-treat with salt/drain and it was totally fine)
- chopped tomatoes and cucumbers (I used a "burpless" variety)
Just served all of the above separately and let people assemble their own. We had drinks and for dessert ice cream. I didn't come up with a good appetizer-type thing, but it worked out anyway.