thanksgiving recipe

After the success of my entry on easy summer recipes (thanks to Google, it was my most visited entry throughout the summer), I thought I would try another recipe entry. Here in the U.S., next Thursday is Thanksgiving, and the following is my favorite holiday dish, believe it or not. Here’s what I’d like you to do: post your own favorite recipe on your blog and TrackBack to this entry or post it here in the comments.

Carrots and Turnips

  • 2 pounds carrots, chopped
  • 1.5 pounds turnips, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter (or to taste)
  • salt

Cook the carrots and turnips in salted boiling water until soft. Drain the vegetables and put them in a large bowl with the butter. Mash them as you would potatoes. Enjoy!

Updated 11/27 6:50 p.m.: As an added bonus, here’s L’s cranberry sauce recipe:

  • cranberries
  • water
  • turbinado sugar
  • creme de cassis
  • orange zest
  • candied orange rind
  • cinnamon
  • allspice

L has no specific amounts for anything but provides these directions. Dissolve the sugar in boiling water. Throw the cranberries in with the other stuff. Cook the cranberries until they pop and get mushy. When it all cools, you’ve got cranberry sauce.

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6 thoughts on “thanksgiving recipe

  1. Chai

    George is offering Carrots and Turnips. Here’s what I’m bringing to the table. Please post a recipe for a virtual shared feast and track back to George – since he’s the host. (Thanks George!) The following is my recipe for…

  2. blueberry cobbler

    My sheepish contribution to George’s distributed cookbook. I say “sheepish” because the last recipe I posted was also a diet-buster–I guess I’m feeling guilty about neutralizing the health benefits of George’s low-fat, heart-friendly dishes. The cobbl…

  3. Now that I think about it, you’re probably going to want to add a lot more than three tablespoons of butter to the carrots and turnips. Just go nuts. It’s a holiday. Throw in as much as you want!

  4. belated recipe addition

    A little after the fact, here’s what I actually brought to Thanksgiving dinner. (Inspired by George’s “Carrots and Turnips” post…) Aunt Deb’s Infamous Sweet Potato Casserole 3 c cooked, mashed sweet potato 1 tsp cinn…

  5. sweet potato and turnip gratin

    Here’s what I wish I’d brought to dinner, George. I’ve made it the past two Thanksgivings, and just didn’t have time to shop and prep this year. But it’s truly awesome, and as far from heart-healthy as anything I’ve …

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