Tune in to Turnips

Never in my life did I think I'd be telling someone to eat turnips. Even now thinking of them makes me cringe a little. And I thought they were good!

We planted turnips this year and harvested a few last weekend. I wasn't sure what we were going to do with them, but the Farmer chopped them up and made mashed turnips (they look just like mashed potatoes). So here's the scoop on how to make them.

Bonus: Sweet P liked them, too! Not at first, but I left a little on her tray and she slowly gobbled it up. She then ate a small bowl full of them.

Mashed Turnips--serves about 4
3-4 large turnips
1 tbsp butter
1-2 tsp salt (or garlic salt)

Cut the tops and ends off the turnips, then chop into large chunks (similar to what you would do to boil a potato). Boil turnips until soft (poke them with a fork to check). Mash them in a large bowl (again, like you would potatoes), add butter and salt. Serve!

Easy? I say, yes. Choose small turnips, the larger they are--the more bitter they are. And because this post was an afterthought (I was convinced I wouldn't like them), there is of course no picture. But trust me, in a sight test--you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between mashed turnips and mashed potatoes.