This is what my family looks like when you spring a new veggie on them. Today’s veggie of choice, the beet!
Really this post if for my sister…Remember our old baby sitter who without fail seemed to serve beets at every meal? Remember how we were forced to eat this detestable veggie or face corporal punishment? Oh, how I will never forget that. Certainly one of the experiences that helped me be who I am today. I certainly learned I was willing to eat when threatened.
But, why on earth would I, if I had such terrible memories want to eat beets now? Well, the fact of the matter is… I have learned to love them. While I may never choose to open a can of beets and have them warmed and slopped on my plate, as happened so many years ago. I have discovered the many wonderful ways in which to enjoy beets today. Our method of choice? Roasted, hands down. This is the most wonderful way to eat this earthy sweet root (Here is the link to the recipe we like.) Simple and quick it was a lovely way to prepare this side dish. My second favorite way to eat beets is pickled.
Oh and how did the kids like them? Colton ate them but professed to not caring for them (though he did rather fancy his purple teeth.) Alex, was wholly interested in this little root and was excited to try (A great miracle in my world as he can be so picky.) He did loose his nerve a bit as the root was placed on fork but dutifully took his “no thank you bite.” And didn’t touch them again.
The only other person who has a reputation to be nearly as picky as Alex was my husband, and to both his and my surprise he rather liked them.
So, of course this post is really about remembering a trauma (don’t worry it was not really that traumatic) from my childhood and having a laugh with my family. But I am happy that the beet has survived its initial introduction into our family thus opening the door for it to visit again.
Which by the way is a very good thing as I have planned to plant a whole lot of them in the garden.