November 20, 2011

Rutabaga, Onion, and Kale

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is this week! Somehow the year is almost over and winter is sneaking up on me. I'm not ready! Can someone please tell winter to wait a minute? I need to prepare myself for this cold weather.

Thank goodness for things that don't need to do anything special to prepare for the cold... like brussels sprouts. I have left brussels sprouts out all winter before. When I want brussels sprouts I just go out and break the frozen sprouts off the plants. I've sometimes left parsnips in the garden, too. I keep digging them up and using them until the ground freezes and I can't dig them up anymore.

Turnips and rutabaga survive a bit of chill, and so do onions. Kale does quite well through several frosts. But too much cold will destroy these things. Knowing that their days are numbered makes me want them more, especially now, while I can still get them straight out of the garden. So yesterday I combined rutabaga, onion, and kale in a big skillet and sauteed them slowly in some butter and olive oil.

It was really really really really good.RUTABAGA, ONION, AND KALE

olive oil
garlic, minced
salt and pepper

Cut rutabaga into julienne type strips. Thinly slice onion. Tear leafy green parts of kale into small pieces, discard stems. Saute rutabaga, onion, and kale with butter and olive oil in a large covered skillet for about 30 minutes. Uncover frequently to stir. When all ingredients are tender add minced garlic and simmer for a few more minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.


Candy C. said...

That looks really, really, really, really good!! My kind of side dish!
I'm not really ready for winter, Thanksgiving or Christmas either! Where has this year gone!

homegrown countrygirl said...

Oh, Candy C., you're probably just starting your good kale growing weather in Arizona! My Ohio kale growing time is almost over!

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