Just Beet ItPosted: December 14, 2010
Holy Moly it is freezing outside! If you live from Chicago east you know what I am talking about. The news says it is 30% cooler than the normal temps for this time of the year and I worry about the FL citrus crops. Global Warming? I don’t really believe in the whole thing, but that is another topic.
Tonight I embarked on my first ever beet adventure. It wasn’t pretty, there was a lot of red all over my kitchen and my fingers but they taste way better then anything out of can. They took a long time to cook and the skin gets really brown when baked, but there was no way I was about to peel them. I treated the skin like a potato or carrot skin. Obviously I wash them before hand!
My beets came out way darker than any other I have had, and I am not sure why but that didn’t seem to change the way they tastes.
Along with my beets I cooked up some lentils with leeks and goat cheese. Anything tastes good with goat cheese but I love lentils. I always seem to forget about them.
I felt like I needed a little grain action so I grabbed a pita and stuffed her full.
Much better! Chewy, crunchy, goaty, good.
I have two more beets to eat but I am not sure I would ever make them again…I don’t love them enough wait over an hour and make my hands pink. I think I will leave the beets to B Bistro!
One thing I don’t think I will ever stop making is… Jenna’s Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread.
This stuff is amazing. I know it looks dry and crumbly, but it has amazing flavor and I love fresh cranberries and oranges together! The batter is really dry and you would think it would not come together, but magically it does! She also used walnuts but I am allergic so pecans work perfectly!
I had to try 2 pieces for dessert to make sure I made it correctly – hot right out of the oven!
Sissy was really excited!
OK, not so much. She is not big on being held but I feel like she has been missing from the blog!
I am off to snuggle with my fur ball and read my book under covers.
Stay warm and wear a hat!