Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I miss writing and musing

I realize that my posts in the past few months have mostly been more like reports from The Home Front (sounds sort of like Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes, threatening to send someone to The Russian Front). I have not had much chance to muse.

I have, actually, mused quite a bit, but mostly while I am driving. And I have not yet figured out how to get my brain to record the wonderful posts I compose whilst bouncing around Metrowest in my very loud and clunky minivan. So many of the profound thoughts I have had over the past few months are lost, never to be shared with you, my handful of readers (and friends!).

But I'm just certain that I have thought about all sorts of things: mother-daughter relationships, friendship, Inclusion, the uniqueness of each of my children, the beauty that is sometimes hard to find in every person but really is there if you look hard enough, the way my husband thinks that every car mechanic in the world is just WRONG when they tell me to fix something on my car. Or really good recipes.

That sort'a stuff.

I did come up with a simple dish last night, that not only did Micah actually eat, but Sofia had seconds and Sam had thirds! So I will blog it, for posterity (and hopefully I'll remember I put it here and make it again)

3 potatoes, peeled and diced
3 large parsnips, peeled and sliced
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced (carrot & parsnip from our Winter Share at the farm)

Boil these three veggies until soft. Mash, adding enough pareve margarine to keep it moist.
(I made the mash on Sunday and put it in the refrigerator.)

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
some olive oil, and whatever spices you like (I only used salt, pepper & garlic powder)

Saute the onion and then add the meat to the frying pan to brown.

Put the mash mix into a square baking pan, smooth it out to fill the pan. Dump the meat mix on top, spread like frosting.

Put in hot over (I think I did 375) for about 30 minutes.


Served this with cold roasted beets (also a farm share item - David insisted I start cleaning out the refrigerator!).



ParkerMama said...

Why so much driving these days? You need to grab a notebook when you come to a stop light. :D

The recipes sounds delish!

Tammy and Parker