I made a delicious brunch this morning/afternoon. I had some frozen turnips and butternut squash left from our CSA last summer. They’ve been mocking me every time I open the freezer. I had no idea what to do with them. I make a killer squash soup (remember my friend said I could sell it?), but I just felt like making something new. Enter “The Hash”. I used to make a dish of fried potatoes with onions and garlic, fried up til nice and crispy, throw a few eggs in at the end, slap some cheese on and you’re good to go. I can’t have potatoes anymore, so inspiration struck. Make something like that!!
Turnip and Squash Hash—
1 1/2 cups turnips (if you use fresh, cube and lightly steam first)
2 1/2 cups butternut squash (again, if fresh, cube and steam)
2 small onions, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp rubbed sage leaves (I used dried, but use the leaves not the powder)
cayenne pepper to taste
fat of choice
-Fry onions in fat til softened (I used bacon fat), a few minutes. Throw in the turnips and squash. Put spices in. (Tip: rub the sage leaves between your palms to break it up and release the oils, it helps the flavor.) Now here’s the hard part: let it fry! Don’t keep poking at it. Let it do it’s thang. It should be flipped around only occasionally. Mine took around 15-20 minutes to brown up nicely. I like it extra crispy.
I served this with bacon, and I added some crumbled goat cheese to mine. Mr. Dawn didn’t add the cheese. I didn’t get pics of it with the cheese because I inhaled it too quickly. Sorry! But here’s a not-so-great pic of it in the pan: (it was a lot browner than this when it was done!)
I have been doing my yoga, doing my body weight interval workouts, reading more about buddhism, and in general trying to better myself and my family. I sat down yesterday and wrote down some goals for the year. A lot of them were physical challenges, but some were just improving my well-being. I want to play more. This has been lost a little again, and I need to refocus myself to bring it back!! I’ve also read so many blogs about vision boards, that I drank the kool-aid. I think I’m going to make one. It certainly couldn’t hurt anything to have a daily visual reminder of what I’m about and what I want to achieve.
Okay, now for the fun….allow me to introduce Norman:
Norman is hungry. Does Norman want a banana??
No…Norman does not want a banana! Oh look!! Yummy salad! Would Norman like some salad??
Nooo!! Hey, Norman! How ’bout a cold one??
No??? So what do you want, Norman?
Bad Norman!! No, you most certainly may NOT eat my baby’s brain!!!