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.
TURNIPS 'N APPLES
adapted from Enjoy! (Best of Bridge Series; 1979)
1 very large rutabaga
1 tablespoon butter
Peel, dice, cook, drain and mash turnip with butter.
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.