Turnips are usually not the star of a dish. They're kind of a support, like potatoes only more so.
Ellen, you mentioned that when you went looking for parsnips, there were three vegetables in the bin and you guys figured you could identify two of them as turnips and parsnips.
Maybe the third was rutabaga? That's the little bugger down there to the right. I've never cooked with rutabagas. Poor Bob. More weird veggies.