My mother-in-law Sandra and I made this roasted parsnip mash with dear friend Stacey this past weekend, and it was so good I had to share it with you.
You may remember Stacey (host of VO Buzz Weekly and the face of Walt Disney World) from the Candied Maple Pecans post. Stacey is an amazing cook, and a vegetarian. We all had a blast laughing, chopping, and tasting together. I really enjoy cooking with friends. You always learn from anybody that you cook with, and whenever I cook with Stacey I feel like I plant that's been watered.
Her parsnip mash is magic! The combination of caramelized onion, roasted parsnip, and herbs, and you get a parsnip dish that's slightly earthy, slightly sweet, zesty, and robust.
This parsnip mash is a fantastic holiday side dish or a fantastic substitute for grains to serve with steamed, roasted, or stir-fried veggies. Enjoy.