1. I can’t be trusted around sweets. I just can’t. And if I eat one, I eat 10. My usual plan for dealing with that is not having any that *I* really like in the house. Unfortunately, right now I have some awesome cookies my mom made and some chocolates a friend made. I ate so many last night I’m not even hungry for breakfast. Sigh.
2. We get our produce from a delivery service called Washington’s Green Grocer. They provide organic produce at a reasonable price. Each week (or every other week) you get a delivery of whatever their basket is that week. Unlike a CSA though, you can go online and switch stuff. For the third delivery in a row, I forgot to change things. I now have enough turnips to feed an entire third world country. Anyone got an awesome turnip recipe I can feed my ILs on Christmas?
3. Yesterday, Jones’ grade had a Greek Festival. All the kids dressed up for the event and parents came in and helped (I got to work the standing long jump.) I was one of only two parents who dressed up. I got lots of comments about that, but seriously, my kid asked me to, so why wouldn’t I? I’m 40 years old and a runner (and we all know runners wear goofy stuff and have lots of embarrassing moments)- why should I care if I look goofy? It did seem weird to wear a toga and not do inverted keg hits, but, ahem, I’m pretty sure the principal would have frowned on that. ;o)
We have a pretty laid back holiday around here (already did Christmas with my parents and won’t do Christmas with Beer Geek’s family until the 26th), so I’ll be around, but Merry Christmas to everyone who won’t be online for a while.
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Ewww, turnip. ;)I am the exact same way with sweets. I just can't have anything I like in the house or it's GONE!
You can use turnips the same way you use potatoes. If you make a half mashed potato/half mashed turnip recipe no one will be able to tell the difference. This recipe is especially good. I've made it on several occasions.
Happy Holidays! I love that you dressed up for your kids' party. I copied your 3 things linky idea, I hope you don't mind! I think this linky link is so cool.
I have no idea what to do with a turnip. Turnip greens? I'm golden. The actual turnip? Not a clue.
Soul sista on the sweets over here…sucks!
A vendor just brought in gifts…chocolate candies. Why is it called a gift if you really don't want it …but of course I couldn't be rude! ;-)Produce delivered?! That would be great. I guess I live where they ship it from. (ruralvania)I love that you dressed up those other parents are boring! Merry Christmas!
You were lucky that your kids didn't want you to do the full Greek athlete costume – totally naked bar a wrath of leaves. Happy Christmas!
I have looked for a local produce place here but can not find one. I love the idea of it being delivered
I don't know what to do with a turnip! Maybe checkout simplyrecipies.com? She usually has good recipies. Sounds like a great produce service, though!
Where's the picture of you dressed up? Yeah for you for being in the spirit!
Merry, Merry Christmas!
I think I finally hit my limit on sweets. I never thought it would happen, but I just don't want anymore.My family always does mashed/whipped turnip with butter and a bit of brown sugar if it's really bitter. Not very original, but very easy. I also recently read about doing scallopped turnip and potatoes – less easy, but I think you just sliced them thin and layered it in with a regular scallopped potato recipe.Merry Christmas!