Thursday, August 14, 2008
Roasted Beet Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 - 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wash and trim beets.
Wrap in foil with a little olive oil.
Roast in oven for about one hour or until a fork slips easily into the flesh. Wonder at the satisfying yet disturbing feeling of slipping fork into flesh.
Let beets cool.
Run beets under cool water. Skin will disturbingly yet satisfyingly slide off with a little rubbing.
Consider building a career around beet juice art.
Come to senses.
Set a few beets aside. Slice or chop remaining beets into desired shape.
Deliver whole beets to sister who is having you over for dinner.
Investigate possibility of zone 5 avocadoes.
Lament lack of zone 5 avocadoes and curse decision to make August "locavore experiment" month.
Enjoy beets with goat's cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. Try to not think about the avocado that would add the perfect richness and creamy texture to this combo and that you could be eating had it not been for your poor decision making skills.