Of course, people have been doing this all along, but for me, this was brand new. As a woman of a certain age, you would think, I have eaten most foods but I have not. We ate basically, the same kind of food, for the years of our marriage, until I started blogging and discovering new methods and new foods.
To me, the dream menu, was to have the same dinner, every Monday, another on Tuesdays, follow through to Wednesdays, etc. With young children, this is not a bad idea. I am not a young mother. My kids are grown up and I can cook anything hubby and I will eat. That is what I do now and you are the ones who get to see it, as it is happening. ..........and that is how I got to roasting turnips and parsnips.
Roasted Parsnips, Turnips And Potatoes (adapted from CookThink)
2 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced *
2 medium turnips, peeled and cut into eighths
4 medium red potatoes, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Preheat the oven to 500F and put the rack in the middle position. Cut the parsnips, turnips and potatoes into pieces that are roughly the same size.
2. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the olive oil and freshly ground black pepper. Pour the vegetables into a roasting pan (I used a cookie sheet) and spread them out so they have some space between them.
3. Roast the vegetables, tossing once or twice, until they're tender, 30-40 minutes.
Easy, few ingredients, delicious........
* The original recipe said to dice or chop the parsnip so I cut them into really small pieces. Just now, I see that they should have been about the same size of the other vegetables. I like the way the small pieces turned out. They were more crisp and delicious. If you look closely, at the photo, you can see them smaller and better cooked.
Time to go back, to last week and the wonderful photos, you shared with us. It is easier for me to select recipes for different segments of a meal than to chose those that are outstanding. To me, they are all truly outstanding. I get excited over each recipe and its potential.
Let's start our meal with these Savory Crackers by Trisha of My Hobbie Lobbie.
We are going to spread this creamy spread (Garlic Herb Spread from Miriam's Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters. Isn't this a great pairing for the first part of our meal.
Now, let's move on to soup. It's not too late to celebrate Valentine's Day with this Valentine Borscht From Judee's Gluten Free A-Z blog.
and now for dessert.....
Sugar Cookies from S.A.H.M i AM
Moist Pina Colada Cake from Permanent Posies
Ok, just one more.
Molten Chocolate Cakes from April, the 21st Century Housewife
Now, it is up to you. Please link up your meatless recipes that we all love.