bashed neeps, and the Christmas in February giveaway winner ...
I haven't ever been sure whether a neep is a swede, or a turnip?
For this post, it's a swede/rutabaga (US) of which I love, bashed with a knob of butter and black pepper.
Why a photo of a swede?
It's because the smell and taste of swede always reminds me of childhood Christmas dinners at home. We'd always have mashed swede, along with a huge roast turkey with sausagemeat poked under the skin, and Paxo in the cavity, roast potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and thick Bisto gravy.
Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day! Only ten of you thought so, and left a comment on my Christmas in February giveway post, for a chance of winning a copy of the Hamlyn 200 Christmas Recipes book.
I asked what you had for your Christmas dinner? All comments were fun to read, and considering it was February your memories hadn't been affected by the sherry!
Anyway all ten names were scribbled on a piece of paper, torn into shreds and put in a dish. The winning name pulled out was ...
Amanda and Tim!
Congratulations to you.
I think you are going to enjoy trying out recipes from this little book.