Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I think we will have 34 people for dinner. Lots of people, good company, food, and especially love.

I leave you with my favorite roasted root vegetable recipe.

2 potatoes
2 pounds baby carrots
2 lbs brussel sprouts
4 parsnips
2 onions
olive oil
fresh rosemary
fresh thyme

Heat your oven to 400 degrees F. The key is to make the vegetables about the same size. Cut the potatoes in a rough chop. Peel and cut the parsnips. Peel and rough chop the onions.

Put all vegetables in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper to taste. You want all of the vegetables to be oiled, but not dripping in it. Use the leaves from a fresh sprig of thyme and a fresh sprig of rosemary.

Put the vegetables on a greased large cookie sheet. (I use PAM to oil the cookie sheet.)

I roast the vegetables at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes. Toss the vegetables on the cookie sheet. Roast until done. (Note: I turn down the heat to 375, I like my veggies soft. You may finish cooking them to our preference.)

Feel free to use your favorite root vegetables. For Christmas I add beets, turnips, sweet potatoes, acorn squash, and butternut squash. It's all good.


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