I have to turnips that I want to do something with for Thanksgiving, but I am completely clueless as to what to do with them. I have never cooked a turnip in my life. I'm not even sure if I've ever eaten a turnip. They're currently sitting on my counter top, crusted with dried mud, and I keep looking at them and feeling as if they're taunting me. "Make us taste good, I dare ya!"
Food Not Bombs was serving this amazing mashed-carrot-possibly-with-sweet-potato-curry-type-stuff monday and it was incredibly delicious and I've seen thinking since that I could possibly mash carrots and the turnips together and season it with curry powder. But the problem is, how? Should I boil the turnips with the carrots? Are they easy to peal?
I didn't ask the Food Not Bombs kids for the recipe for the curry carrot stuff, so some creative help with that would be good too. Think I should add soy milk? Coconut milk? Earth Balance? In addition to curry powder, I also have some chana masala seasoning. Think that would be good?
I am a disaster in the kitchen whenever I try to experiment, so any guidance would be much appreciated.