Sunday, July 31, 2011

Second chances

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For most situations, I tend to believe in second chances.  That is why I have decided to forgive and forget and give BEETS a second chance.  I HATED them growing up, but lately I hear how good they are and the health benefits to eating beets, so I picked up a bag of mini beets (are there such a thing?  or are they all small?) at the grocery store and will try them this week.  That will be my new thing for the week...ewwww, I am not looking forward to it, but I have discovered so many other things in the past two years that I thought I didn't like but as it turned out I did, so bring on the beets!  Any suggestions on how to cook them or what to do with them?  All I know is they're dirty looking round purple things...that's it.  Maybe they'd be good dipped in chocolate...hmmm

6 comments:

Miss April said...

I love beets!!!!!! Way to give them a second chance.

Tanya said...

Any suggestions on how to prepare them Miss April??

Shondi said...

You can't dip them in chocolate - you're doing another no sweet treats week! :-)

Tanya said...

smart pants!! lol How 'bout peanut butter??? ;-)

Shondi said...

I've seen them wrapped in foil and roasted in the oven (and then the skin will come off easily). Maybe a drizzle of EVOO, S&P, whatever you fancy.

Brenda Joudrey said...

I steam or pressure cook them...the skins peels off easily after they are cooked. But be warned they will stain your hands if you use your hands to peel them. (I also make pickled beets and will wear disposable rubber gloves as they peel easily just by rubbing off the skins...after they are slightly cooled.)
When I do them for a vegetable I just use a little butter and salt and pepper...beets are very sweet and delicious! I hope you like them...they are worth a second chance and baby beets are really tender.