Saturday, January 05, 2013

Lazy Saturday Afternoons

Roasted tomatoes, eggplants and garlicAfter racing around running errands earlier today, I returned to a lazy saturday afternoon and evening in the studio. I know crockpots can make for easy meals while you're sewing away ... I am also a fan of sticking veggies in the oven to roast. Today, it was these tomatoes, eggplants and whole cloves of garlic, tossed with olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

My dinner was loosely based on Giada de la Laurentis' Rigatoni with Eggplant Puree.  The roasted veggies were so beautiful and fragrant when they came out of the oven, I almost skipped the puree step.

Zucchini "angelhair"I didn't have any pasta in the house, so I sliced up a couple of small zucchini into faux angel hair using the newest tool in my kitchen arsenal, the spiralizer.

I warmed up the zucchini with some of the sauce in a couple minutes.  I realized after the fact that I forgot the parmesan cheese in the recipe and didn't miss it ...

After a bowl of roasted veggie goodness with a glass of chardonnay,  I'm ready to return to the design wall and my Saturday night sew-in.

Tonight I'm working on my January pick for Melissa and Shannon's Lovely Year of Finishes, this table topper made from a couple of last year's lotto blocks from April and December.

April + December

If only we'd made those Hot-Crossed 9-Patch blocks in May, then this combination could have been a May-December Romance ...


Gail in Vegas said...

I'm envious when you talk about your studio! I sew at a table in the bedroom but it faces the window so I can look out and see what's going on in the neighborhood :)

The table topper is stunning!

black bear cabin said...

that meal sounds delicious! and i love that quilt you are working on...very pretty! happy new year Sophie!

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