There’s nothing quite like roasted root vegetables on a cold winter day. Pair them with a fabulous meatloaf and you’ll be a rock star in your own house. Add an apple crisp and you’ll be signing autographs and getting your feet rubbed, not. How I wish that last part were true. Nevertheless, your tummies will be happily filled with the bounty from your garden and contentment will reign.
- 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into chunks
- 3 sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 medium red onion, cut into wedges
- 12 brussel sprouts, cut in half
- 12 small red beets, quartered
- 4 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of fresh minced thyme
- 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of ground pepper
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large glass bowl combine all veggies.
- In a small bowl whisk together oil, vinegar and spices.
- Pour vinaigrette over veggies and mix well.
- Transfer to two cookies sheets and bake 30-40 minutes or until tender.
- Stir occasionally and switch racks half way through.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 pounds lean ground Turkey (although beef is yummy too)
- 2 eggs
- 4 slices of fresh bread crumbs (I use multi grain)
- 1 bag of fresh spinach, chopped
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¾ tsp dried basil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix ground meat, minced onion,spinach, eggs, bread, water, ketchup, salt, pepper and basil.
- Shape mixture into a 9 X 5 greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 1 ½ hours. Pour off juices before serving.
- 12-15 Granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
- ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cups butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cup of oatmeal
- 1-1/2 cups golden brown sugar
- 1-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place slice apples into 9 x 12 x 2 glass casserole dish (or something relatively close)
- Sprinkle the apple liberally with cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, oatmeal and flour. Mix in butter until nice and crumbly.
- Pour the crumble over the apples and bake for 40-45 minutes.
It goes without saying that you need to serve this warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice-cream.