Monday, September 22, 2008

A new discovery....

A family friend gave us fresh beets from their garden yesterday. I've only grown up with the pickled beets my parents used to make. I hated them. A lot. I wasn't adverse to trying these fresh ones but you know how your mind sometimes won't let you? Like a mental block from past experience? Well I found a recipe online for roasting the beets so there wasn't messy red water to deal with. I did that and peeled them. I cut a little bit off one beet to see how they taste naturally. I discovered I like them! I thought the flavor was a cross between mushrooms and green beans. So - I have some cubed I will add a little butter and salt and pepper to and have the kids try at dinner tonight. I think they will like them. They've never had them or ever seen a beet. If they say they don't like beets - well are they in for a surprise. I added pureed beets to the chocolate cake I made for Family Home Evening tonight. I tasted the cake to see if it would "pass" kid radar and they won't even have a clue. :)

2 comments:

Kim said...

I've never liked pickled beets either, and I've never been offered them any other way. My niece has always liked them. Weird. Let me know how the boys like them.

zauggs said...

I love pickled beets but I like regular beets with just a little bit of lemon, too!

Mom Zaugg

I just love this picture! The beach...it's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The beach...it's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
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Son 1...Donovan
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