Another simple recipe using basic ingredients. I used a purple potato for this, which gave the dish a nice color, but you can pretty much use anything. This is actually way tastier than it looks. This is modified slightly from the Joy of Cooking.
3 medium potatoes, washed and cut into small pieces
3 carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
Cook for about half an hour, or until the veggies are very soft. Drain them, and put them back in a pan over low heat.
As one of the four "Mother Sauces", I use this quite a bit. Â I use the recipe from the Joy of cook, although it can be modefied in quite a few ways.
Combine in a small saucepan over very low heat:
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 onion with 1 bay leaf stuck to it using 2 whole cloves
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Simmer gently for 15 minutes, and then discard the onion.