Turnips and carrots

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.  ~ E.P. Powell

Every family in the US probably has some unique dish that they add to the Thanksgiving staples of potatoes, turkey, and stuffing. Ours is mashed carrots and turnips. If you want to try it, it’s real easy.


  • 3 lbs peeled carrots, cubed
  • 4 medium turnips, peeled and cubed (medium = 3 inches in diameter)
  • 3 sticks of salted butter
  • 1/2-2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper


  1. Boil the veggies in one pot
  2. Drain, mash, mix in the other ingredients