I’ll admit that I panicked. There were so many vegetables in my fridge and I didn’t know how long they would stay good, so I wanted to cook the turnips before I left it too long and had to throw them out. I’m only human, see, and as a human I am prone to making bad decisions. I tell you this because mistakes are a great learning tool for me.
I had already turned the oven on for the beets, so I figured that I might as well roast some sweet turnips as well. I wasn’t planning on eating them at the moment, but I figured that I could treat them as “leftovers”.
The problem was that I didn’t have a real/meal plan. As any good heist movie will tell you, you need a plan.
I was thinking of making turnip greens to go with it, but then I remembered that I didn’t really like greens (it’s more of a texture thing than taste). So after cooking the turnips I put them in the fridge in the hopes that I would think of something to add to them. I didn’t think of anything, however, so a couple days later I re-heated them and ate them as is. At that point I learned that some of them weren’t quite cooked all the way through. I had even cooked them for 15 extra minutes. Next time I’ll put the oven at 425, like the beets, instead of 350.
If I had just calmed down and made a plan it would have been better. I would have realized that I just needed to go to a store and buy potatoes and carrots, and then I could make a hash (something we always had for breakfast the morning after Sunday dinner, using up any leftover boiled carrots, potatoes, and turnips). It could have been much more delicious.
Next time, turnips. Next time.