Well, okay, maybe it's not that extreme.
After discovering yesterday that pressure canning was not in my future, I began looking for recipes for the overload of beets I had (prematurely) ordered from our CSA. I found a recipe for "Harvard Beets for the Freezer," and used 8 of the beets to make that today. The recipe was very easy and fit nicely in a 3 cup container, which I slid into the freezer. I have to say, though, that it took a lot of willpower not to eat them immediately. They were fabulous, even without the butter that is added when reheated. And that color...wow! (If you're interested, the website is http://www.recipezaar.com/119540 ) I'm thinking that even if you don't like beets, you might like these!!
I also found the perfect stainless steel crockpot to use for a boiling water bath on my stovetop, so I'm still in business for high-acid canning. And, I got 20% off of the pot!!
I've also lost another pound! (I know, that doesn't sound like much unless you've been "plateaued" for awhile.)
LeeAnn, it was a pink stone day!
(Not my photo: http://outofthegarden.files.wordpress.com/2006/09/beets1.JPG)