Tuesday, August 10, 2010

BEETS ME!



QUICK ROASTED BEET SLICES

I have been having a good time perusing a cookbook lent to me by Anja, our CSA owner.
Post-it stickies all over the place, marking recipes I want to try!
Fast, Fresh & Green by Susie Middleton is full of easy, unusual twists on old favorites and this beet recipe was one that was a real winner.
Easy peasy, which is what you want on these busy summer days.
And on a day when the temps had actually not gotten even near 80, I tried these.

Simply wash, slice the ends off, slice into 1/8 or slightly bigger slices, toss with some olive oil, a few bits of chopped, fresh thyme, and salt.
Lay a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan and roast beets at 475 for 15-20 min.
Serve warm or at room temp.
These are sweet, with a hint of earthiness from the thyme and the high roasting temp.
We had ours with a fresh from the garden salad and grilled chicken thighs.

Super simple.
Super tasty.


Trena and her memere

The kids have gone back to Montana and are recouping from a VERY long trip home.
And I am going thru withdrawal.
I miss Trena like crazy, and am already counting the days till we see them at Christmas.

xoxo,
Cindy

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or two...
or even three?

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17 comments:

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Love your blog! I'm your newest follower. Have much to explore. Can't wait for the book review. (For my Bday I got my extended family to agree to joining me in a tour of Polyface!) BTW, Your grandbabies are beautiful too!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

The roasted beets sound delicious with the thyme! I will definitely be trying it when the heat wave is over and I can bear to turn my oven on! I am learning that I love almost my vegetables roasted, even brussel sprouts and green beans!

KathyB. said...

Love that song, and I know how you feel about missing the grandkids...the house seems a bit lonely doesn't it? But Christmas is not so far away.

Melodie said...

When I first saw that on the little blog roll picture I thought it was a plate of liver! Whew glad to see it was beets!

Barbara said...

looks mighty good to me, and love the pun on the word..Hugs and blessings, Barbara

lydia said...

Cute pic and cutie pie lil girlie you've got!!

I love me some roasted beets!! Mm mmm..........

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by Cyn, your grand daughter is very beautiful!
I can't even imagine not living close to mine. That must be hard for you and for them. Praying God's blessings over them until you can be with them again.
My garden is slow this year but when my beets are ready I will have to try roasting them.

motherhen68 said...

We gets beets in the winter & early spring. I usually dice them and roast them, though if I had a mandolin I'd do it this way. It would make a pretty presentation.

Hot Belly Mama said...

Now I have a reasonto grow beets. :) So yummy!

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Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

A beet has never past my lips! Seriously!

Holly said...

I just canned some beets but with the heat they are growin fast and I'll pick some this weekend when cooler temperatures are due and try this recipe. It has me facinate.

Homemaker Ang said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DEAR FRIEND GIVE TO ME BY THE LORD!
I LOVE YOU SO...

YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING TO ME, MORE THAN YOU MAY EVER KNOW...

~Homemakerang

"know what I mean"?

Kelle said...

Canning pickled beets today and most likely tomorrow :o)

Thanks for sharing the roasted beets idea, I'm going to give it a try with our roast tonight.

Your grand daughter is precious! Enjoy her and build lots of memories with her.

Blessings for your weekend,
Kelle

myletterstoemily said...

my dad just loves beets, and he will be
tickled that i have a great recipe for
them now. thank you.

your granddaughter is sooooo precious,
and i can see why you miss her so.

if it's any consolation, that's how often
i saw my grandmother who was the love
of my life until i met my husband.

blessings,
lea

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Renata said...

These beets look amazing. I've never eaten anything but pickled beets, but should give these a try if mine ever begin to grow enough to be big enough to eat. (sigh - winter gardening is slow).
Hope you have a great weekend
Renata:)

laundryontheline said...

I can't wait to try this, especially since the beets in my garden are now ready to harvest! Thanks for posting the recipe! (and thanks for the tip you left on my blog...I actually started sourdough by taking a course, but maybe I need some mew insights!)