Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yellow Beets and a Confession


Even though we were on the phone at the time, I know my best friend rolled her eyes at me when I told her I drug home nearly 10 pounds of apples from Oregon. She is practical. I am emotional. She would never lug fruit home when you can buy fruit here.

I did not have the heart to tell her there were other things in my bag besides apples. My confession:  I also brought home those yellow beets and red carrots in the above photograph. I can't easily get those vegetables at my local market. I decided to cook them while they were still at their peek.

It is a cold rainy day here. So I thought what a better day than today to roast some veggies.  I roast veggies a lot. Mostly root veggies like potatoes, carrots, parsnips, garlic and onions.  Tonight I roasted those red carrots and the beets.

Growing up, I hated beets. I thought they were the yuckiest thing on the earth and totally tasted like dirt. A few years ago I was having a work lunch with a friend and she had yellow beets. She let me eat one and I thought they were yummy. Since then I have started eating them on a more regular basis.

My Momma always boiled them. I had never roasted them before tonight. I simply washed them, removed the tops, and added a little extra virgin olive oil. Put them on a cookie sheet and roasted them at 375 degrees until I could stick a toothpick it them.

The end result: roasted yellow beets. Look at how colorful they are!

And I personally thought they were delish!

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