Lenten Recipe - Baked Vegetables

Recipe especially for Lent

4 cups non-sparkling white wine
3 cups unpeeled yams cut into 1½-inch chunks
3 cups carrots, cut into 1½-inch slices
3 cups parsnips, cut into 1½-inch slices
3 cups onions, cut into 1½-inch wedges
3 cups celery, cut into 1½-inch slices
1/3 cup water
5 Tbsp. arrowroot
¼ cup fresh parsley, minced
2 cups water

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place the first 6 ingredients into a stainless steel or cast iron pot. Cover with a tight fitting lid and bake for 60 minutes. Add celery. Continue baking for 30 minutes more. Remove from oven. Place pot on medium heat on stove and bring to a boil. Mix 1/3 cup water and arrowroot together until smooth. Pour into vegetable mixture, stirring constantly until it thickens and becomes clear. Remove from heat. Garnish with fresh parsley