For some reason, I've been having an urge to get more carrots into my diet.
I'm not wild about them, but I don't dislike them, either. I just think they're good food, and I should eat more.
I tried one of Ilva's ideas, sauteing sliced carrots with thyme. They came out a little burny, but good. Then I kind of forgot about them.
Until Cranky wanted to make some mashed potatoes to serve with boudin blanc. Ooh! Ooh! I said "Let's do a mixed mash!" We also had a turnip on the premises for some reason. So we cooked each vegetable to its personal specifications, and then ran them through the food mill together to get a pale tangerine mush.
You might not even be interested in this food. It's bland, funny and a little bit lightweight. (Only now do I realize how heavy pure mashed potatoes are.) But it's sophisticated and delicious, and I'm doing it again. With garlic.