Saturday, October 9, 2010

Family Frenzy

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada--one of my favourite times of year!  The weather, the food, the family, the company.  There are 5 adults and 4 children spending is weekend together--playing, laughing, running, dancing, and eating--chaos!

Spending time together, is of course, an  important aspect of a family weekend together at Mom and Dad's--and food is an integral part of it (my Mom always makes sure of that, including at least one favourite item of everyone who is with us--kids and adults alike).  We prepare the food together, we eat the food together, we enjoy the food together and clean up together--it is a family affair for sure--everyone has a part in it--it includes us all.

Eating is such an important part of family time together for us--one that I enjoy and am continually grateful for--how about you?

Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables

3 medium potatoes unpeeled, cut in to 1-2 inch pieces
1 sweet potato  (also cut into 1-2 inch pieces)
4 carrots peeled and cut into strips
4 parsnips peeled and cut into strips
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Put all vegetables and potatoes into a 9x13 casserole dish.  Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  Place in a 350 degree oven, turning every 20 minutes or so until potatoes are brown and slightly crisp.  About 1-1 1/2 hours.

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