So I am sitting here watching Wheel of Fortune while I’m waiting for my friend to come over so we can watch the best show on television right now at 8pm ET.
I am not even sure I can admit what I am about to watch in 15 minutes. It is something that 3 months ago I would have never thought I would be this invested let alone watch. If you haven’t guessed it yet, then I might as well tell you it is the season finale of The Bachelor.
I was that non-believer only a mere 3 months ago who made fun of my friends while they told me how hot the guys were on the The Bachelorette and how they were on Team Becca of Team Whitney or whatever. I told myself there is absolutely NO WAY I am going to watch this show or let my friends convince me to watch it. NO WAY.
Well as you now know, that all went down the toilet bowl. Cause here I am sitting with some cheddar popcorn and store-bought gluten-free cookies all ready, anxiously waiting for my friend to get here so we can start watching this dang thing.
Cause even though I am shamefully watching this show, my inner cynic is actually still enjoying this. Cause I mean c’mon how can a man be in love with two different women at the SAME time, AND and with whom he has only known for 2 months? I can’t help but feel that underneath it all, this is still a classic case of narcissism. Am I the only one thinking this? Maybe I still need a few more years of #bachelornation to soften me up.
Either way I am probably going to be freaking out and having little screaming fits with my friend as we watch this for the next 3 hours. Everyone has their weak point, and this show just might be that for me! Do you guys find yourself watching movies and shows you can’t even imagine you are watching, or even better, you may actually be enjoying it? I’ve told you mine now let me hear it from you!
I wish I had made these chips for tonight cause let’s be honest store-bought doesn’t compare to freshly baked and crispy beets and turnips basked in truffle oil and infused with thyme. Well since The Bachelor franchise isn’t going away ANY time soon (I guess this is a good thing?), I have a feeling I will still have plenty of excuses to make these in the future!
If you don’t have truffle oil then I would of course totally suggest you getting it! If you have already heard of truffle salt, truffle butter or anything truffle then you know that if you add this to any meal the amount of taste will automatically triple. I am starting my collection of truffle-based ingredients, because these chips went really fast and were soooo yummy! I may have overdone it with the rock salt but I happen to like things overly salty!
- 3 turnips
- 2 medium red beets
- 2 medium golden beets
- 2 medium striped beets
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons truffle oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Fleur de sel for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line several sheet pans with parchment paper.
- Wearing gloves to prevent staining your hands, peel the beets. Using a mandoline, thinly slice the beets and turnips to a thickness of 1/16 inch (1.5 mm). In a medium bowl, combine the red beets with 2 teaspoons of both truffle and olive oil and a pinch of salt, rubbing the oil evenly over the slices. In a large bowl, combine turnip and the other beet slices with the rest of truffle oil, olive oil and salt, rubbing the oil evenly over the slices. This separation is to prevent staining.
- On the prepared sheets pans, in a single layer, arrange as many slices as will fit without crowding. Sprinkle thyme leaves and a dash of salt over the slices. Bake until crisp, 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pans once halfway through baking. Cool the chips and blot them on paper towels to remove any excess oil.
- Repeat, using a cool sheet pan lined with parchment paper for each batch, until all the beet and turnip slices are baked. Garnish with fleur de sel and more thyme leaves before serving.