Beets. We've been getting them from our farm and they've been sitting in the fridge for a while now, just waiting to be used in something.
These ones are gorgeous, with a bulls-eye on the inside, but I just can't think of something to make with them. I tried a piece raw, which tasted a bit like a radish but it left me with a sore throat sensation for an entire day! Weird...
I actually like pickled beets, but am not sure if these would taste as good as the kind you buy in the store. And I will not be adding hardboiled eggs to them...yuck!
I have a feeling that I'll be making pickled ones though, since the last time I made beets was 2 Thanksgivings ago when I baked them with other root vegetables. They weren't bad straight from the oven, but when reheated, they tasted like dirt to me.
Mr. Geek detests the beet, so I'm guessing I'll be the one "indulging" on these. You'd think my Eastern European roots would be salivating for borscht, but no thank you. Would you believe that my Polish grandma would eat cold borscht over vanilla ice cream? Now that's something that even a pregnant women could not stomach.
Post Lunch Update: I ended up just cutting them up, sprinkling them with water and a teaspoon of sugar, and microwaving them. I don't know why I always have to make things so complicated, finding fancy recipes worthy of organic produce from the farm cooperative.
When they were done, I sprinkled them with some of the pickle juice (vinegar) from my refrigerator pickles and then threw them onto a salad. They were good, and even Mr. Geek tried a tiny piece. His thoughts: "If I was forced at gunpoint to eat an entire bowl of these, it wouldn't be that bad." So I guess that's a thumbs up.