So, My Beloved and I are trying to wake up earlier to work out and get our day started. We somewhat sucessed this morning. He got up (YAY!), but I got very little sleep. So I dozed for a few more min. Sadly, his workout was loud enough to wake up the little chefs, so I did not get my quiet morning as I was hoping for. We'll be working on that.
I made My Beloved a bento style lunch. But sadly his work had a special lunch for their employees and so my lunch got forgotten. Oh well, I shall try again tomorrow :D.
I made some more chicken feet broth (it's still cooking) and it tastes wonderful! I made some chicken and dumplings with some of the broth. It's great to know all the health benefits we are getting out of that little meal, and for a good price too! I added to my dumplings some rosemary and parsley from my garden. It was so nice to just hop out there and snag some.
Pureed Turnips pp.344
Tonight I made, basically, mashed turnips (with one potato). It was very good and had more life to it than regular mashed potatoes. I had to add more fluid to it because I underestimated the tenderness of the turnips. I really enjoyed this, but when Sous Chef Squeaker took a bite, he spit it out again. I think I need to have some gravy next time for this dish.
Something I was thinking about when I was eating these, was about the people who eat mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. From this site I found this information:
- 1 cup raw cubed (150 grams) - 22 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber
- 1 cup boiled and mashed (145 grams) - 29 grams carb, 3 grams fiber
- 1 cup raw chopped (130 grams) - 6 grams of carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber
- 1 cup boiled and mashed (230 grams) - 7 grams carb, 5 grams fiber
This site and this site has some interesting information on Turnips and nutrition.