Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Out of the ashes...

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! (If you're interested, the website is ) 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!


Lee Ann Spillane: said...

Definitely pink stone! I'm sad that I'm so behind in my blog reading though... man the color on those beets is pure art and I love the contrast with the blue colander!! but do beets really taste good? Not a food in my normal repertoire I must say.

An Ordinary Life said...

Beets! :(
But I love everything else you make.