Parsnips and beets make up these delicious Crispy Rosemary Winter Chips. Another of Holley's recipes, she informs me that these were actually a f***-up, as she was just roasting vegetables and forgot about them. “How's that for a happy accident?”
Yes, Holley and I are still in Cuba for another day or two (I wrote this before we left). Actually, it's more likely that we're in the middle of the long transit home bouncing from flight to flight, enjoying airport food and napping on airport floors…. Hopefully, the experience is more like Jerry's than Elaine's:
Still thinking about all the things I want from this year. I was planning on making a list (on the beach, of course) of everything I want to accomplish this year. All the things I want to experience. This isn't gonna be like previous years. I'm going to live more this year. If I used Facebook as a bragging wall, mine would be the one making everyone jealous! I want you to join me in this activity….
Stop what you're doing.
Turn off the TV, the radio, your phone's ringer, send the kids and your spouse to another room (or you could move to another room I suppose). Grab a pen and paper (I have a beautiful leather-bound notebook that my sister gave me for Christmas), and paint me a word picture: Describe what your ideal year looks like. Does it involve improved health and/or fitness? Do you meet the love of your life? Does it involve travel? Is money coming your way? Is there some activity that you've always been interested in like scuba diving or learning how to make the perfect omelette? Accomplishments? A new job? Taking a break?
For some of us, this might be a difficult assignment. I find that I often get stuck on the logistics of how could that happen? but I don't want you to get hung up on the realism. Just tell me your fantasies for the year. I'm not going to force you to make them happen. Just consider them. Close your eyes and imagine these scenes. What does the air smell like? What do you see and hear where you are? Be as detailed as you can. Is it the spray of the ocean? A comfortable chair? The sun on your skin? The warmth of a love-filled room?
Like I said, I'm not going to force you to make any of these a reality, but are any of these things what you really want to happen this year? Isn't it exciting to think that they are possible? You can probably tell that I subscribe to Law of Attraction philosophy. I plan to keep my list somewhere visible, to remind me that every day has the potential to be something cool, so why not hold a higher expectation for my everyday?
So? What did you write down? To make and enjoy the perfect Crispy Rosemary Winter Chips? Good start, now let's go bigger!
Parsnips and beets make up these delicious Crispy Rosemary Winter Chips
- 2 lbs beets (we used golden beets)
- 2 lbs parsnips
- 4 Tbsp ghee or butter (or make this vegan by using coconut oil)
- 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cut beets and parsnips thinly (1/8 inch or thinner medallions, or 1/8 inch fry-style).
- Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Spread rosemary over top, sprinkle with salt and peppter, and scoop ghee/butter on top.
- Bake 10 minutes, stir/flip, and repeat for 50 minutes. First they get soft, then they dehydrate a bit. At this point turn on the broiler to HIGH for 5 minutes, flip, and broil for another 2 minutes-ish (until crispy but not burnt).