I Didn’t Like It

I was getting tired of eating the same sides with every meal.  Green beans, broccoli, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, etc.  I wanted to try different veggies so the last time I went to the grocery store I bought turnips.  I don’t know if I’ve ever had them before; I know I’ve never made them before and I was not concerned about whether or not I would like them because I’m not really a picky eater. 

“It’s important for us to develop a growth mindset.  A growth mindset leads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to embrace challenges and see efforts as a path to mastery.”— Carol Dweck

I found a few recipes online and settled on roasting them in the oven (sprinkled with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Roast on 400 degrees for about 40mins).  The results?  They tasted undone, like they needed more time.  And I know what you’re saying, “why not cook them a little longer.”  I did, I gave them an extra 10mins but they were starting to burn. 

I think I might give them another chance, I thought about what they would taste like if they were mashed like potatoes, and seasoned differently with gravy.  I’ll report back.



Published by tam33ks

I have a long history with mental illness. Overcoming depression made me realize my own resilience. It also made it clear that I wasn’t taking care of myself. I believe that in order for us to fully engage with ourselves and others we have to make time for self-love through our self-care habits. My goal with this blog is to encourage women in my age group to make time for self-care daily.

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