For those of you who do not know what a rutabaga is, here are a couple of photos.
This is how it looks when you pull it out of the ground.
We cut the leaves off, peel the rutabaga, then cut it up into pieces (I am told that you can cook the leaves and eat them like collard greens, but we've never tried it.). Then, we boil them with some streak-o-lean, salt, and a pinch of sugar. When they are tender we mash them like sweet potatoes, and there you have it. Delicious!
Here they are cooked and ready to eat (not a very good photo, but you can see what it looks like).