Tuesday, January 11, 2011

you can't beat a beet...

I love beets. I really do. But when I think of the mess of preparing them (and the fact that Rich won't even touch them if they land on his plate) I don't eat them enough.

That's why when I spotted these



at my grocery store, I was so excited.

And then I had them for lunch one day. It was the most beautiful plate...a little cottage cheese, some interesting whole grain crackers, and these beets (Sweetfire). Let me just say I have been thinking of them ever since. Not everybody is a beet person but if you are, look for Love Beets at your store.

Besides this little unsolicited endorsement, I also wanted to pop in to let you know that my dad is at home (since last Thursday) and he's doing so well. It will take at least 3 months before he can walk or drive but he's doing really, really well. His spirits are high and he's amazing at hopping around (with a walker).

19 comments:

Leanne said...

are these pickled? my mom used to make jars and jars of pickled beets every year and loved them with roast beef...i haven't had any in a very long time...
and glad to hear your dad is recovering nicely. my dad suffered some bad breaks in his leg a few years ago, spent 6 months in a wheelchair and now walks with just a bit of a limp. good luck to him! :)

Grace said...

I am so glad to hear about your dad! Yay. Not about the beets though...lol I can't even think of them! So sad I hear they are so good for you! Grace xoxox

Sonja said...

All I could think was "Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica." :)
SO happy your papa is doing better. <3

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

So glad to hear your dad is doing better! And I really, really love beets and thank you for reminding me, it's been far too long since I have eaten them! I'll be looking for those, too!

fabriquefantastique said...

I hope they come up here...I am the only one who eats beets in my family. I always but myself a quart basket of tiny ones in the summer, in season and eat them every day for a few weeks.

Firefly Hill said...

i am so happy to hear about your dad...that is really wonderful news!

xo,

annie

Jill said...

So happy for your dad. There's no place like home :)

Thanks for the tip-off on the beets. I've always been too scared of the potential mess in cooking them!

Hugs,
Jill

Piper said...

Glad to hear your dad is home!!!
I love love beets too! Especially pickled! A salad is not complete without beets in my book!!
Funny, my high school mascot was The Beetdiggers! ha!

Piper said...

Glad to hear your dad is home!!!
I love love beets too! Especially pickled! A salad is not complete without beets in my book!!
Funny, my high school mascot was The Beetdiggers! ha!

Eugenia said...

Amazing news about your dad. God is good. And I love beets.

Brenda said...

So glad that your dad is home and doing well.

I'll have to see if my supermarket carries those beets. My husband doesn't like them either.

Mary said...

we all like beets around here! our CSA has them in the summer, and i found that roasting them in foil and simply rubbing off the skin is the easiest way to prepare them (and not too too messy-- though it still has the potential to turn your fingers pink, but isn't that the fun?)

we're not into pickled around here. roasted, with some goat cheese, olive oil and salt and pepper-- nomnomnom!

lynnk said...

i'll have to skip on the beets!!
(though i love their color!!)
but so happy you dad is doing better!!
hugs and prayers!!

Amy said...

Amy--
So glad your father is better!!!

Here is a good excuse to come visit Petaluma this Fall:

http://www.art-is-you.com/mysitecaddy/site3/generalinformation-westcoast.htm

Doesn't this sound like fun?

-Amy
Crafting by Candlelight

Mary said...

oh the post above about beets color reminded me-- this summer when we had a glut from our farm (and i was eating 2 a day, which has effects ;)), lucy and i used a few beets to make prints. we had a messy blast!

Anonymous said...

Ooh these look so good! I love beets too. Sadly we don't have a Wegmans or a WholeFoods nearby. The next time I am at Kelli's house I will hit up the Wegmans in Fredricksburg.

So glad to hear good news about your daddy.

Lovie

Anonymous said...

Will be keeping an eye for these. Glad to hear your Dad is doing better.
Really, really, miss your Blog Hopping list!!!

McMaster and Storm said...

happy your dad is doing well.......
& love, love beets my mom cans them and uses this precious vintage cutter thing that makes them so sweet peeking out of the jar. she found one of those vintage cutter thing-ys and gave it to me for christmas.

everything is so creative that you do......

Auntie Bliss said...

beets are so yummy!
keep the tops on while cooking...they won't bleed out.