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How To Uniquely Roast Vegetables

Want to get your kids to eat their veggies?  How about trying to roast some root vegetables for a wonderful treat?  You can use all sorts of spices to make them tasty.

Save any leftover vegetables and add them to your next pot of soup.

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t squash
3 carrots
2 onions
2 parsnips
3 turnips
olive oil
fresh rosemary or thyme, about 1 Tbs leaves(you can use cayenne pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar, or some of your other favorite spices)
salt and pepper to taste

You want about 2 pounds of hard vegetables, cut into 1" pieces roughly. I've used acorn squash, rutabagas, and sweet potatoes in various combinations with the vegetables listed above so feel free to substitute and experiment.

Mix them all with a bit of oil and/or melted butter. Put them in a roasting pan.

I've cooked them two different ways, depending on what else I was serving. However you cook them, stir them now and then and roast until at least soft, and browned a bit is even better. If you're in a hurry, roast them at 500 degrees for at least 30 minutes. If you're not in a hurry, roast them at 350-425 for up to an hour. The timing is rough. You have to just watch them, stir them, stick a fork in them now and then and see how they're doing.

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