My youngest bouncing baby boy is a sophomore in high school. The school is very nice and they have an excellent selection of elective classes to choose from.
One of his electives is a CSI class. It is set up as a crime lab and they learn various crime solving techniques such as finger print analysis, blood splatter analysis, ballistics and hand writing analysis. The final exam in this class is set up as a crime scene and the students will have to collect evidence and "solve" the crime.
Another one of his electives is wood shop. Does anyone remember wood shop? I think there is a special place in heaven for a teacher who teaches woods. Imagine 20 or so teenagers filling a class room stuffed with electric saws, drills, presses and what ever else one needs to work with wood.
Anyway, my bouncing baby boy brought me home his first completed wood shop project. Does anyone know what this is?
Care to venture a guess? Hint: you use it in the kitchen
I'll post the answer tomorrow, in the meantime, I'm just thankful the CSI class doesn't send home samples....
Pureed Parsnips: (serves 4)
Parsnips are beautiful, sweet and full of fiber and nutrients. Too often they are over looked because people just don't know what to do with them. Try them pureed for a nice change - you'll make them over and over again.
4 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons heavy cream (or half and half or milk)
Place peeled and diced parsnips in a microwavable casserole with lid. Pour about 3/4 inch water into casserole. Cover and microwave about 10 minutes or until they are very soft.
Drain any remaining water from parsnips and place in a food processor. Process using on/off pulses until fine. Add butter and cream. Process until smooth. Adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Enjoy hot.
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