Thursday, May 24, 2007

Foods I love that I never eat at home

  • Beets.
Well, okay. That's just one kind of food. But seriously (and all you beet haters, please cover your eyes or turn up your TVs), beets are fabulous and I'm always stoked when they come as part of a meal. But make them at home? Never. Oh, I BUY them. I buy them and they sit lonely and forgotten in my fridge, next to a stalk of broccoli and some left-over tuna fish.

So, here's my self-challenge.

Tonight I will buy beets. And I will cook the beets. Maybe not tonight, but sometime soon. And I will tell you about it and how I cooked them.

Starting small. God love the baby steps! :) And the beets.


jenna said...

I LOVE BEETS!!! Especially the golden ones. LOVE them. Just made a huge batch two nights ago, in fact... from Saturday's SLO farmer's market.

my fave cooking method: wrap beets separately in tinfoil (trim greens if necessary... leaving about one inch of stem at the top of each beet). Place tinfoiled beets on a cookie sheet and roast in 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes. When beets are fork tender, leave them in their little jackets for a few minutes to cool down, then rub with a kitchen towel to remove the peels. They come right off! Chop, and drizzle with olive oil and goat cheese crumbles.

emdot said...

Yea! Awesome! That will be the cooking method that I will try. :) Thanks Jenna. :)