As I have said before, I am known for my cooking skills, but not in a good way. That still stands pretty much true but I just made parsnips for the first time and they are freaking delicious! I did it! YAY me.
I got some to cook about two weeks ago? I never did though, so they went to compost.
I got some more yesterday and promised myself to cook them today, so I did.
I opted to boil them in my pasta boat in the microwave with baby taters, onions, garlic, salt, and enough butter to make Paula Deen blush. Bam, right?
And for the record I jacked this from a site about the origins of sayings 'n stuff.
: Does anyone know the origin of the saying 'Fine words butter no parsnips'? Although I do understand what it means now, as a child I was mystified by its meaning
The earliest known example of the phrase dates from 1639, in the form "Faire words butter no parsnips". Anybody who has ever eaten boiled parsnips knows that they cry out to be glazed in butter before serving, and in traditional English cookery they invariably are - it is a necessary part of their preparation. The point of the phrase is that words alone achieve nothing - a person may "butter you up" with fine words, but he can't butter parsnips with them! (VSD)