For me, the fall and the winter are synonymous with colorful roasted vegetable dishes. At this time of the year I like to walk through the root vegetable isle in the supermarket, and get a little bit of everything I find. Don't be fooled by the sometimes unattractive look of these ingredients. Their flavor is wonderful and their texture very satisfying.
These ingredients are also a typical part of a Christmas dinner. In Peru we have adopted this tradition, and even though Christmas takes place in the summer, we like drinking hot chocolate and eating apple puree, sweet potato puree, and potato gratin as the side dishes of the main entree.
This year I feel like doing something different, and creating a new recipe for Christmas using as many seasonal vegetables as I can. It's colorful, tasty, and kid-friendly: a great combination!