So remember that horrific cold I had last week?
“How could we forget you’ve been blathering on about it for ages…”
Well, it left me with almost no posts to share with you! I was this close to having a major meltdown until my beloved cookbooks came to my rescue.
Oh cookbooks, you are the only inanimate objects that truly understand me. <3
While leafing through my edition of The New Way to Cook Light I discovered a recipe for Honey Roasted Root Vegetables that would be an absolutely splendid addition to anyone’s Thanksgiving table.
A little less covered in gruyere or filled with brown butter, if you will.
These roasted vegetables are all the flavor you want for your Autumn Feast without all the button-busting, over-the-top decadence you may be used to around this time of year.
Again, let’s be clear though: I enjoy that decadence.
I love me some brown butter, for reals.
But I can also appreciate the simple yet absolutely mouthwatering flavor that comes from roasting oodles of root vegetables then tossing them with honey and a smidge of apple cider vinegar.
I can also appreciate that this recipe comes together in no time flat. Just chop up all your veggies, toss in oil, roast on pan….
shove into mouth toss with honey and serve to your lovely guests.
Now I ended up adapting this recipe a bit due to my grocery store’s epic fail in terms of produce.
WHY U NO HAVE BUTTERNUT SQUASH?! OR FENNEL?!
Okay. I’m so sorry. Sometimes, I do succumb to internet memes. But only when they fit my mood so perfectly.
Friends, let’s be real here:
not having butternut squash is a perfectly viable reason to break out into grammatically incorrect caps-lock fury.
So I had to make a few substitutions to the roasted vegetable list, which turned out to be some sweet potatoes, additional parsnips, and a zucchini squash.
Good news: this means you can substitute whatever root vegetables you want/need to use for this recipe!
Woo for options!
So in summary: make these roasted vegetables and dig in on Turkey Day. You will be a little less stuffed (in the bad way) and a little more satisfied (in the good way).
I’ll be back on Friday with more Thanksgiving-related goodies!