Eh, I'm rushing around here on a busy day before Thanksgiving... Oh yeah, rutabagas!
The other day someone kindly gave me a couple of rutabagas out of their garden. Now, I must confess that I've never had rutabagas before. So last night I fished around via Google, and simplified even further a recipe I found on some site out there.
Very simple. I scrubbed the rutabaga. I sliced off the outside of it with my trusty blackened-iron-blade kitchen knife. I chopped and diced the inside of the rutabaga. Put the pieces in a pan on the stove, well covered with water, added more salt than recommended... well, okay, not quite half a teaspoon full. Put the lid on the pan, brought the water to a boil, reduced the heat to medium, and let it bubble away for 12 minutes. (Next time I might let it go a little longer.) Drained the water, mashed up the rutabaga pieces with a fork. Added a teaspoon of olive oil, mashed some more. Scooped out onto a plate, added salt and pepper to taste.
And it was quite good. That, from someone who's usually not too much into veggies.
I really ought to do more of my own home cooking, if only I could find the time. Instead of just emptying a can into a bowl and popping it in the microwave. I'm not much of a cook, you know. Though I do have a number of recipes stored away in my head, and some of them are pretty good. If only I could find, or make, the time!