Wednesday, June 03, 2009

W.I.P. Wednesday and Stegosaurus Sweet Potatoes



Quite early in the day today, my pregnancy related sciatica garnered me S.O.L in the walking department. This was pretty disappointing because I had baked a chocolate graduation cake for my grade sixes, along with some of Isa's kick ass frosting, and had hoped to bring it to them today. Instead of spending some sugar-infused time with my kids I productively spent the afternoon working on my birthing quilt.

This quilt was inspired by Chickpea Studios and is ALMOST done (thought I haven't stuck to the pattern). A girl needs a little maternity leave to finish off her craft projects. (right? or maybe I should spend less time playing fetch with my cats and more time at the sewing machine). Anyway, just putting the border on. Plan to get my batting and back tomorrow (sciatica permitting) and it might just be complete for Aodhan's arrival.

Before the sharpy, sharpy, pokey, pokey started, I did have a chance to make a Rhubarb and Apple Crumble for Kevin. I used the fruit pulp from his morning juice extraction to help fibre-up this desert. I also made tonight's dinner - a clean out the fridge curry. I think I might serve it with whole wheat soba noodles, or maybe brown rice.


Hmmmm, but about those Stegosaurus Sweet Potatoes! I made this meal the other night and I just loved it! Of course you could have made the same rub (using your Cuisinart Smart Stick or other fine kitchen device) and just brushed it over a regular baked potato, but why not make dinosaur food-art when given the chance? It definitely increased the garlic and parsley to potato surface area ratio - and that makes this little member of the herbivore family very happy. We served it as part of our all-veggie dinner: grilled asparagus, grilled peppers, purred roasted aubergine. I added a bit of hummus to my plate, just to make sure that baby-dino gets his protein! A great meal.



Parsley, Garlic and Rosemary Rub

2 handfuls of parsley (I used curly, but you could easily use flat)
5 cloves of garlic (we like it stinky in this house, so you could do less garlic if you like)
Two sprigs of Rosemary
Big splashes of olive oil

Juice from 2 lemons

Pepper to taste

I whirled it all up in my new toy and brushed it over the sliced potatoes (with bottoms still in tact). I then did a very unenvironmentally friendly thing and wrapped them in tin foil. We cooked them on the bbq for about 1 hour.

16 comments:

Lauren said...

Beautiful quilt! That rub sounds great, I just love sweet potatoes!

Sal said...

mmm those sweet potatoes sound awesome.

Amanda said...

My mouth is watering for those dinos!

Tara said...

Dinosaur sweet potatoes! I love it! They looks so yummy! Sorry your sciatica is acting up, it's very sweet of you to make a cake for your class! Your quilt looks beautiful!

shellyfish said...

Sorry about the back ouchies! They are not fun, even when it's "pour la bonne cause"! I LOVE that quilt - so lovely, and stegosaurus potatoes? You know I'm going to have to make those for Guppy!

LK said...

Such an elegant meal! Sweet potatoes with that rub sounds so comforting!

Johanna said...

yum yum - I love your stegosaurus sweet potatoes - am sure that name will amuse your wee baby one day!

aTxVegn said...

So sorry to hear about your back troubles. I hope some rest will help it.

Those potatoes look amazing!

veggievixen said...

i love how you call them stegasaurus sweet potatoes. that is adorable. i'm sure your future children will love it.

Mihl said...

That is definitely the perfect rub! I love rosemary so much.
Your birthing quilt looks amazing. I am still working on a knitted version for my sister...and she had her child last week. I should work much faster, lol.

Vegetation said...

Mmm yum! I love all vegetable dinners!

Your quilt looks fantastic!

Hope you're feeling better tomorrow.

veganformation said...

Ha Ha, cute name Stegosaurus Sweet potatoes!

lulaeats said...

Love the steg sweet potatoes. I make 'clean out the fridge' curry about once a week, but call it Trash Can Curry. I must say, your nickname for it is much more appealing!

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

everything looks great!

miss v said...

looks nice, warm and savory. that rub would be nice on all sorts of things...

Cyn said...

Stegosaurus sweet potatoes sound awesome! I love any food named after a dinosaur. I've made similar hedgehog potatoes that were totally delicious, so I bet these are great too.