"Mom, what is a rutabaga?" Mention rutabaga, and John and I both instantly remember Cliff the mailman (from the sitcom Cheers), explaining his idea of the "beetabaga."
I'm not quite sure why the idea of beetabagas never took off, but rutabagas make a tasty alternative to mashed potatoes. Simply peel them, cut into chunks, boil until tender--about 15 to 20 minutes--then mash with a bit of butter. Salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!
Have you ever enjoyed rutabagas? Beetabagas?
Thanks for vegetable variety.
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