Monday, February 21, 2011

Presidents Day Roots and Tubers

Thanks for the day off, presidents. Doesn't mean I owe you shit.

There's nothing playing the role of dead animal in this meal. Just mashed potatoes and baked vegetables. Simple, hearty, and flavorful.

makes approx. 2-3 servings

5 Satina potatoes, partially skinned and chopped into large chunks
3 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp. Earth Balance
paprika and parsley, to taste
1 carrot, chopped
1 parsnip, chopped
1 beet, skinned and cubed
1 cabbage, chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Line a pan with parchment paper. Fill with chopped vegetables, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 min., toss, bake another 20 min.
3. In a large pot, cover potatoes and garlic with water. Bring to a boil, cook over medium heat for 15 min. or so, until potatoes are nice and tender.
4. In a mixing bowl, mash the potatoes and garlic with margarine. Add mylk a little at a time, until the potatoes are creamy. Stir in salt, pepper, paprika, and parsley.

I haven't talked with anyone about what's been going on in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, and Wisconsin. Pretty incredible. At the slightest indication of revolution in Providence I'll be in the street with a brick. (Not that revolution's brewing in Wisconsin, but one can dream.)

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