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{August 24, 2008}   Roasted parsnips, mushrooms, and green beans

Sometimes simple and humble brings great joy… just check out the baby!! He never dreamed of eating so much…

The roasted veggies before and after baking... a minor transformation, yes. But there is beautiful and joyous flavor hidden in this subtlety...

The roasted veggies before and after baking... a minor transformation, yes. But there is beautiful and joyous flavor hidden in this subtlety...

Roasted parsnips, mushrooms, and green beans
5 c trimmed green beans
3 c matchsticked parsnip
1 c sliced mushrooms
olive oil (I used an extra virgin–a cooking one not a drizzling one–and while most people wouldn’t, I think it added a lot of flavor)
s/p, garlic pwd, onion pwd to taste
1 T thyme
1/2 T rosemary
1.5 T butter, cut in tiny pieces

rinse the beans and snap off their ends… peel the parsnip and matchstick to a similar thickness and length as the beans… toss veggies with copious amt olive oil and the seasonings, spread out on oiled jellyroll pan, dot with butter and roast at 425 (I don’t have a time on this, as we didn’t use a recipe and I actually just roasted them until I thought about them again and it happened to work out for the better this time…)

The pitty pat loved the crap out of these, he devoured them and this quantity of veggies only ended up feeding him, Hubs, and me. LOL Guess we’ll, have to start buying parsnips more… I really only used them for soups and stews or maybe pot pie and such… but the baby was ripping into them as if we’ve been holding out on him. All the coos laughs and expressions made em wish I was better with the camera.

The pitty pat LOVED the roasted veggies---especially the parsnips--he was a stinking happy baby. And most probably ate more food than ever before in a single sitting!! Before it was all said an done he was covered in thyme... and so elated.

The pitty pat LOVED the roasted veggies--especially the parsnips--he was a stinking happy baby. And most probably ate more food than ever before in a single sitting!! Before it was all said an done he was covered in thyme... and so elated.

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Cate says:

What a cutie!



yupri says:

tooo cute and nice wordpress 🙂



ha, awesome.

hmm, i’ve never had parsnips..what’s the taste?



cejaystine says:

antwan, they are kind of reminecent of a carrot and when you are shopping for one it’ll smell like a stronger more perfumed version of a carrot… (one of the easiest ways to tell them from a white turnip I suppose) some people claim they have a spicy note or say that they are overpowering and to use them moderately… but I disagree I consider them rather mild (in fact, if you eat them raw I find them rather bland), plus when you roast them they get sweeter from the caramelization of the sugars so I’m sure even if you are of the ‘they are sharp’ taste club you wouldn’t think them so roasted.



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