Jun 19, 2010

Beets Gone Wrong

June 19, 2010

It's Saturday, and to be perfectly honest, I've eaten more oreos and peanut butter m&ms than CSA produce. A lot more. Like enough peanut butter m&ms for a Mormon family reunion. 

But I started the day with the best of intentions:

That's an omelet with CSA spinach, green onions, and cheddar cheese. The smoothie has those local strawberries I wrote about, a handful of spinach, and a handful of turnip greens--as usual, couldn't taste the vegetables. So stop being such an unadulterated wiener about this green smoothie thing, okay?

I had such beautiful visions of lunch. Last week, my CSA beets when oh so right. But this week? What a crying shame:

I know.

 I found the recipe on epicurious.com (there are variations all over the internet), and I was thrilled to pieces.

Beets? Love.
Poppy seeds? Love
Noodles? Love
Butter? Love it more than my family, thankyouverymuch.

So I put em all together, and guess what I got? A big, fat nothing.

Basically, it's shredded beats and toasted poppy seeds sauteed in half a stick of butter and poured over egg noodles. Guys, any time I use half a stick of butter, I'm expecting the doors of heaven to fling open and the saints and angels to personally feed me champagne grapes.

Not this time.

Even Jared couldn't feel the love. He was like, "Looks creepy." Then he cautiously picked up one noodle, lowered in into his mouth, chewed, swallowed, and wrinkled up his nose. Three minutes later he went to his parents' house where he ate two hamburgers and one hot dog.

Smart man.

Oh, and let me just say that my idea of a quick lunch has totally and completey changed. Two weeks ago it was a slice of pizza from the gas station. Now its more like this:

Short grain brown rice (leftover), with wilted turnip greens and feta, and a nice fat salad.

Better watch your back, Nigella Lawson--your trashy cousin's in town and she's here to play.

1 comment:

  1. Try this...
    Beet Cake

    4 eggs

    1 ½ cups raw sugar or honey

    ¾ cup coconut oil (can substitute)

    2 cups flour

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    2 teaspoon vanilla

    3 ounces of unsweetened chocolate melted (if you don’t have this use 2T. cocoa and 1T. oil)

    3 cups shredded beets

    Heat oven to 350 and grease a 13 X9 inch baking pan. Melt chocolate over low heat and while it is melting beat together eggs, sugar and oil. Add chocolate. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in separate bowl. Add to egg mixture. Add vanilla and beets and stir well. Pour into pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.