The late edition! Phat Beets! YUMMY!
About 11 days ago, I whipped up these Phat Beets. I tasted them today, although I'm supposed to wait 2 weeks. They are still just a bit TOO strong, but very tasty!! And, aren't they beautiful??
I used Martha Stewart's recipe and followed it exactly *except* for that I used half-pint jars rather than pint.
Look how pretty!!!
Here's why my post was a bit tardy today: 2 qts yogurt, 1 qt syrup, 8 half-pints red pepper jelly, a batch of these yummy garlic rolls. Those rolls are really rich, so I served them with spaghetti squash with marinara..very simple.
I went grocery shopping first thing this morning, and I've got these peaches ripening for pie filling. I've also got some cherries for pie filling, too! I can't wait! I need to pick up a cherry pitter, tho. I have my eye on the one that does multiple cherries at Sur la Table, but I'm not sure if our local one carries it. I'll find out tomorrow! We'll also pick up some Clear-jell while we're out. I hope they have it at Kroger.
The boys and I sliced up fruit (apples, bananas, pears) to dehydrate
I made a big pot of Weight Watchers soup. I try to have this at both lunch and dinner, plus the regular food. It's a good way to get plenty of vegetables. We also have a "fresh fruit at every meal" rule, too.
and made two loaves of bread...we had nothing. Since we'd been out of town for two weeks, there were none of the usual things we eat every day, so I was scrambling a bit. I did manage to get the oatmeal cooked last night, and William was so excited he asked if we could take a big pot of it to school to share with his friends. "It's so yummy!", he said! The boy loves his steel cut oats.
My friend had this awesome book at her house, and I read it cover to cover when I was visiting, then ordered a copy for myself from Powell's. It's got some great recipe ideas for EVERY imaginable vegetable, including several for fennel, my new love.
Here's the isbn, in case you want one, too.
That's all folks! Try the beets! They're easy to make and super yummy! I can't wait to serve some at my next party!