Thursday, December 27, 2012

Turnips 'n Apples

Today, it's all about R, R  and R ...  rest, relaxation and rutabagas!

We had a wonderful time these past few days visiting and sharing great meals with family and friends. 

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners were all about the vegetables - my area of responsibility.  Since I'm not allowing myself to even THINK about cookies and treats, I thought I'd share a few vegetable recipes made over the past few days just in case you're still  entertaining and need a few new ideas.

Today it's all about turnips - not everyone's favourite veggie, but one I just have to have for Christmas dinner.  This version is great for two reasons - adding a layer of apples really perks up this casserole dish.  Also, the fact that I can make it early and toss it in the oven well before company arrives is an added bonus.

adapted from Enjoy!  (Best of Bridge Series; 1979)

1 very large rutabaga
1 tablespoon butter

Peel, dice, cook, drain and mash turnip with butter.

2 apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
 healthy dash of cinnamon

Peel, core and thinly slice apples.
Toss in cinnamon and brown sugar.

1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Combine and crumble; set aside.
In a greased 8x8 casserole dish, layer half the mashed 
turnips, then the apples and top with the rest of the turnips.
Sprinkle flour and brown sugar mix on top for a crust.

Bake (uncovered) at 350 degrees for one hour. 

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