I got color happy with this post... beware ;)
Confession: I have been avoiding the turnip greens in our harvest basket for a few days...
I just needed time to gather my thoughts and muster up courage to attack the green monster.
I LOVE vegetables and it is very rare that I find one that I won't just eat raw... I grew up on a farm so we always had a garden; therefore, I am just not scared of veggies.
BUT when I saw that we got turnip greens, I was just stumped. I had seen my mom, her mom, my dad's mom, etc. all "can" them but never any other way (referring to the cooking method). SO obviously I had to get on a hunt for some turnip green recipes.
Side note: we used the spring onions in a soup (SOOO GOOD). I will post pictures soon!
Back to the green monster...
This morning I came back from CrossFit class and just decided I would throw them in a pan with some oil and mushrooms. And put 2 eggs on top... I mean why not?
In my book, anything with an egg on top will taste good (I was out of bacon so sad so sad, but I bounced back with the mushrooms).
Back to the green breakfast...
I took the turnip greens (gave them a good talkin' to), washed them, cut the hard stem out, and rolled them up in a towel to dry.
Warmed up my pan over medium heat... once it was warm I put olive oil in.
Back at the cutting board, I took the turnip greens and just layered them on top of one another (like pieces of paper), and then roll them up (like a sushi roll), and cut thin slices (like ribbons).
Threw them in the pan with some salt and pepper and sauteed them up.
|See the "ribbons" I was talking about?|
Put that turnip green and mushroom mixture on my plate. Along side with some slivers of Easter egg radishes... to give it some crunch and spice :)
|The color of these guys were gorgeous! And it is festive, "Easter" egg radishes ;)|
Took the eggs and fried them up.... I like mine runny... but I over cooked them this morning... oh well still delicious and still goes on the plate the same :)
|The eggs are under there! |
I topped this with goat cheese and pesto.
We made pesto with our basil, made some hummus, a pizza, baked chicken with some fresh herbs, and made the spring onion soup! Whew! David was the head chef while I was the assistant yesterday... we try to switch up!
And instead of doing some homework I cleaned the apartment up and did my laundry... even changed out my bedding to the lighter stuff :) This took a while... I think from 2-8. I get side tracked with little jobs, going through donate clothes pile, organize linen/random closet, etc.
Always my downfall during cleaning, ask my mother and sister.
Back to breakfast...
I ate in my big blue comfy chair and set up my breakfast on a tray.
Here is what it turned out to be:
|Loving my flowers! |
I freshened the bundles up yesterday while I was playing in the dirt planting some herbs!
|Had to have some fruit.. good ol' orange!|
|Black coffee makes me happy! |
Speaking of... I am cleaning the coffee pot as I type (running water and vinegar through it... down to the last run of cold water).
So I have conquered the turnip green monster!
As my magnet that my best friend got me says:
I enjoyed them this morning :)
Y'all have a great Monday!
Laugh a lot today... strengthens the core and the heart :)