Beets?! Who in the world would choose beets?! Unfortunately, me. I scavenged the internet looking for a recipe and almost ended up with roasted beets. But....cutting into those bloody bastards and tasting the earthiness changed my mind. I needed something sweet to cover up the mound-of-dirt taste. That's when I found Beets Brownies. When baked, they looked like brownies. When sliced, they stuck to the knife like brownies. And when officially taste-tested, they tasted like BROWNIES! I even took some to work to get feedback, and the people loved them. The beets balanced the richness of the chocolate and gave you a serving of vegetables. Lol! My final verdict is...I don't like beets unless covered in chocolate, sugar, and more chocolate. Btw...Matt definitely called it when I told him what I had done. He knows me all too well. 😊
If you dare, here's the recipe:
I shall begin by stating that this will possibly as long and wordy as most of my contributions to Saturday Bites. For most of us we allow our childhood experiences with food dictate our life long eating habits. Which may explain obesity and diabetes are at epic proportions. For Gigi, our brothers and I...let's just say Mom was no Julia Child (and neither are we). To this day one of our brother's wants nothing to do with blueberries. I pity him that. I was in my mid 20's when I finally embraced sweet potatoes. Nikita can understand this, as bad a cook our mother was Nikita's mother's taste buds seemed to gravitate towards bland. Bless your heart Nikita. As far as vegetables go or mother poured them from a can into a pot and heated them up. I'm not above canned food, I use it often. Keep a stock of them for winter in case we lose power. The difference here is that I soup them up a bit. Up to a point all I knew was canned beets heated up. As an end result, I didn't much care for beets. Same with spinach. About 15 years ago, I made a beet salad. This was my one and only attempt at beets until now. I think I liked it...
I considered another salad cuz I like salads. And then a book arrived in the mail last week. I've been slowly collecting the Modern Library food series. Lo and behold! Wanda L. Frovlov's Katish:Our Russian Cook....timing is everything. And wouldn't you know, on page 68 is a recipe for Borscht. And why not? I would like to point out that by the third spoonful of the borscht, I was hooked!
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I'm always about making good food easy.
I made roasted root vegetables. Any will do.
Carrots, potatoes, beets and onions. Coat with olive oil add fresh cracked pepper and fresh thyme. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Feel free to add salt.
First off let me say I am sorry. I just realized my pictures didn't send earlier. I thought they had. I sent 2 pictures of my beets this week. I usually incorporate beets into several meals every week but since I am the only one who actively likes beets in my house I usually sneak them in. As a dish standing alone, this time I sauteed them in butter with salt and pepper as a side dish. I also used them in one of my family's favorite dishes called one pot wonder. I sneak them into that every time. They don't know and I don't tell them.
One pot wonder is ground meat, this time I used turkey, browned with spices then 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 2 cans of water, 1 can of tomato paste and 1 lb of noodles. Simmer until noodles are done and enjoy. I usually add sour cream and shredded cheese to mine
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