I made this for my friend Dennis. He suggested that I make a porcupine themed lunch and I was very happy to oblige. When thinking about a themed side, I remembered when my grandparents dog, “Blondie” got some porcupine quills in her mouth. It was at their summer home in the Adirondacks. I must have been young when it happened since I only remember the quills in her mouth, not anyone taking them out.
Top Left: Kiwi and grapes
Bottom Right: Dog with porcupine quills – cucumber (cut with cookie cutter), spaghetti, carrots
Right Side: Porcupine – cheddar mashed potatoes, cooled then shaped by hand, purple carrot, dried cherries, peas with a little butter