Him: ROOT VEGETABLES. I'd like to eat more root vegetables.
Me: What? (Thinking that he must have lost his good mind.) Um. Ok. I'll see what I can do. (Also making a note to check the medicine cabinet for any missing medications that might be altering his brain.)
Now, I don't much believe in coincidences and I think that God loves the details. So I wasn't very surprised when I went to read Pioneer Woman's blog shortly after that and she had a link to Dutch Girl Cooking. I linked to that and the angels started to sing their "Ode to Root Vegetables" song when I came across this picture and recipe for Rustic Roasted Vegetables.
Yes, Virginia, they do taste as good as they look. Especially when paired with these Honey Thyme Chops.
Doc was very pleased and my parents were singing my praises as they ate the meal with us. My kids even devoured the dishes.
Later that week, Doc was sitting in his chair doing his blog and I was sitting here in my chair doing mine. (Because we are big nerds and sit in the same room and facebook each other for a favorite past time.) He looked up from his computer at me and said..."Shallots. I like the word shallots. It sounds British. Fancy. Shallots and parsnips. Those words should be said with a British accent. "And then he repeated the words with a sad attempt at a British accent.
I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face. For real. Who knew that some vegetables that grow in the ground would have such an impact on him. That's one of the reasons I love him...he finds joy in the simple things. I find joy in him. And eating. Especially these recipes.