Monday, August 27, 2007

Veggie Swap Pincushion

No, it's not a purple pear--it's an eggplant! Really it is. I made this for a pincushion veggie swap we did over at the yahoo group Crazy About Pincushions . I was determined to make an eggplant, but didn't realize what a challenge it would be. I think the next one I'm going to make the top part wider. I used purple and green velvet and then embellished it with some feather stitching and beads. And speaking of eggplant I thought I'd post my favorite recipe for the veggie. It's so good and tastes a bit like thanksgiving stuffing!

Eggplant Casserole

2 lb eggplant, peeled & cubed
1 qt bread crumbs
½ cup evaporated milk
1 medium onion, chopped
8 oz cheddar cheese, grated
2 Tblsp butter
3 eggs, beaten
½ tsp powdered sage
1 Tblsp salt
Salt & pepper

Soak peeled & cubed eggplant in salt water overnight. Steam 30 min. Soak crumbs in milk and mix with eggplant. Add eggs & seasonings. Mix well by hand. Put in a casserole dish and top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.


crazyhaberdasher said...

I love the pincushion! And the recipe sounds yum ...... I am definitely giving it a try.

oak wind farm said...

Very cute! And I love egg plant too. Thanks for the recipe!

Patty said...

Oh I love it, how wonderful a design. Recipe looks very good too

Suzanne said...

Yummy! The recipe looks great...just have to convince the kids! :)
And your pincushion is very cute, wonderful job.

Kat Lees said...

Love this pin cushion egg plant, thats brilliant. You should turn this into a pattern after all of your hard work to design it.
Bravo very nice. love it, kat Lees

T=ME said...

Your eggplant looks so good. I will have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing Swetie!