tuesday's dinner of buttered turnips, orzo, and slow cooked chicken buttered turnips:
slice the turnips into about 1/4 inch coins. don't bother to peel them- the whole turnip is edible. put them in a cast iron skillet or another type of heavy pan with a big pinch of kosher salt and a large pat of butter. cook the turnips over medium high heat, stirring every now and then. expect the turnips to brown- this is the intent; they are absolutely delicious caramelized like this. be sure not to brown them too much because they can become bitter.
slow cooked chicken:
Place about 2 1/2 pounds of bone-in chicken pieces in a slow-cooker (or crock pot). Drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons of white wine or chicken broth. Season with 1 tablespoon of dried rosemary, salt and pepper. Add about 2 tablespoons of water, 1 lemon (cut in half), and 8 cloves of smashed garlic. Cook about 6 hours in slow cooker. Chicken will fall right off the bone.
serve the turnips and chicken alongside orzo pasta for a deliciously wonderful, albiet monochromatic, dinner.