Family Frenzy

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada–one of my favourite times of year!  The weather, the food, the family, the company.  There are 5 adults and 4 children spending is weekend together–playing, laughing, running, dancing, and eating–chaos!

Spending time together, is of course, an  important aspect of a family weekend together at Mom and Dad’s–and food is an integral part of it (my Mom always makes sure of that, including at least one favourite item of everyone who is with us–kids and adults alike).  We prepare the food together, we eat the food together, we enjoy the food together and clean up together–it is a family affair for sure–everyone has a part in it–it includes us all.

Eating is such an important part of family time together for us–one that I enjoy and am continually grateful for–how about you?

Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables

3 medium potatoes unpeeled, cut in to 1-2 inch pieces
1 sweet potato  (also cut into 1-2 inch pieces)
4 carrots peeled and cut into strips
4 parsnips peeled and cut into strips
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Put all vegetables and potatoes into a 9×13 casserole dish.  Toss in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.  Place in a 350 degree oven, turning every 20 minutes or so until potatoes are brown and slightly crisp.  About 1-1 1/2 hours.
Enjoy!

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