Thursday, September 15, 2011

Roasted Roots

It was cold and rainy last night, and I wanted something cooked in the oven to keep me warmer. I had tried this back when we had a couple of cold days in late August, and it was a big hit, so last night this joined roast beef on our plates.


2 redskin potatoes per person, plus 1 or 2 for the pot
1 to 2 carrots per person
2 medium onions
4 stalks celery
minced garlic
olive oil
kosher salt

Wash all veggies. Chop the potatoes into bite sized chunks. Peel the carrots, if desired, or just cut them into bite sized pieces, also. Coarsely dice the onions, cut the cel
ery, mince the garlic, put them all in a roasting pan and mix together. Drizzle olive oil over the mixture, then sprinkle with a small amount of kosher salt and a liberal helping of paprika. Roast at 350F for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, until the potatoes are tender.
The idea for these potatoes came from this cookbook (I changed it to suit me), which was a gift from the relative in Denver. She just adored this cookbook, and she thought I would, too; I wondered just how anyone could take seriously a 240 page cookbook that contains "Over 60 Recipes!" But it was nice of her to think of me.

And, in honor of Thorsday, I might point out that I made these in August, before our boy took ill, and he loved them. So you have the Canine Seal of Approval, too!


Diane said...

Beautiful photo of Thor. This is one of our favourite dishes, we love roast vegetables and only one dish to clean up!! Take care Diane

Kapitein Haakje said...


omg :( we dint blog for a long time because sanne doesnt have a lot time to blog because of nurseschool!

what sad news!!!!!! about thor we didnt know that :( we really loved him he was super duper pall!!!!!
we are thinking about him and his super fantastic family!!!

El'bow & Hauwii

sanne: i dont know if you have facebook but you cant ad me if you have , seach sanne maassen,so we cant still have contact and you cant still see hauwii and el'bow

Sue said...

My Grandmother always included one for the pot. That pot ate very well.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, the roast veg recipe looks easy and yummy. I'm always on the lookout for easy recipes to feed the tribe. Thanks for sharing the photo of Thor. I bet that sweet face got a zillion kisses over the time. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

It's cold and rainy her this evening and that looks like it would be on time for dinner tonight!

Faye Lewis said...

Your meals inspire me, seriously.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I was hoping to see dear Thor on Thorsday.

Mary said...

Those veggies look perfect. I am so happy cooler weather is on it's way. I LOVE warming the kitchen with the oven when it's cold outside.

And really, how is it possible for a cookbook with only 60 recipes to become 240 PAGES long?! Good grief.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my, that's one of my favorite pictures of Thor. I know it sounds silly but I would just love to have one! May I take it?

The roasted vegetables sound so comforting right now. What's that song, rain, rain go away...

Thanks for sharing, Marjie:)

Linda said...

Great portrait of Thor....I think of him every Thorsday.....its no longer Thursday for me. My plate looked much the same as yours did...I wonder if they tasted anything alike;)

gMarie said...

I love roasted veggies. I roast all sorts of things all the time. So aside from the sparce amount of recipes - what do you think of it otherwise?

And - oh honey, I can only imagine. Seeing that photo, I do miss our dear boy. g

monica said...

Ah Thor - we miss you too...

Bundy + Monica

Big Dude said...

I'm not normally a big fan of roasted veggies, but yours look delicious and the roast beef looks perfect.

SissySees said...

Yum. Sounds perfect.

Love that photo of the big guy. We'll miss seeing his seal of approval.

gemma said...

Thursday will always be Thorsday here too. Love the recipe and thanks for Thor.

Pam said...

I love seeing that picture of Thor.

I love roasted veggies and potatoes. This dish looks like my kind of dish! 240 pages and only 60 recipes.... hmmm.

Ann Made Studio said...

Thor, I really do miss him.