Valentine's Vegetables Recipe

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 Updated 07/01/2016

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Some ideas for vegetables to serve with your dinner menu. If you cream root vegetables it not only makes them more special but they can be heated up relatively easily if necessary.

Creamed Parsnips

2 medium parsnips each. Wash, peel and boil until soft. Mash with butter, cream, black pepper and salt. Can be prepared beforehand and reheated in heatproof dish in oven or carefully in saucepan with a little milk.

Creamed Swede

1 medium swede between two. Prepare as parsnips.

Creamed Carrots

3 medium carrots each. Prepare as for parsnips and Swede but check seasoning carefully as carrots can be a little sweet.

Jacket Potatoes

1 large baking potato each. Scrub well. Rub skin with a little oil. Bake at 200 degrees centigrade for about 1 hour or until soft when squeezed. Split and serve with butter.

Early New Potatoes

About 5 potatoes each if quite small. Wash and boil until tender. Serve hot with melted butter and chopped mint or parsley or cold if preferred.


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