Root Veg Roundup…

After being spoilt this weekend, I thought I had better do some cooking 😄 I have a lot of root veg to use up, including swede, carrots, potatoes, parsnips as well as sweet potato, onions and leeks, Broccoli and Cauliflower – so a bit of rejiggle of meal plan and let the chopping commence.

img_1063Today will be Steak Pie (from local butchers, I just can’t compete on price or taste) with mashed swede (lots of pepper and butter), cauliflower and broccoli.



I start by peeling and cutting up the swede, it was massive and part of the Aldi super 6 at 45p – bargin…  I then do the same with the other root veg, which is bagged up for meals this week (patience dear reader 😉)


Please use a big SHARP knife for the swede, it makes it so much easier to cut and I use a standard veg peeler to skin it. Leave the diced swede in salted water till ready to cook.


I am going to steam the cauliflower and broccoli florets in the Thermomix varoma, I hate squidgy veg and steaming leaves it with a little bite still.


I serve the pie topped with gravy of the just add hot water variety – I love to cook, but proper gravy needs decent stock and I don’t have it today 😇


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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