Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Unexpected Success!

Dinner was color themed tonight. Yellow. We had baked macaroni and cheese, roasted golden beets with a reduced balsamic glaze, and some macerated golden raspberries. I enjoyed all three courses, but that's no surprise. What was a surprise is that the two girls ate all three, then both asked for more beets! Ha, I'm must be doing something right!

Roasted Golden Beets

I bought two bunches of beets at the market, really I was after the greens (a real fave of mine) but I made those last night. Now I have these beets (not a real fave of mine). Set the oven to 385 and peel the beets. Chop into quarters and place loosely in a casserole or roasting pan, don't pile them. Throw in a half cup of onions and a few cloves of chopped garlic. Toss the lot with a glug of olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 40 minutes or until the beets are soft and beginning to just brown on the edges. Meanwhile, reduce a half cup of balsalmic vinegar in a small saucier until the bubbles get larger and begin to pile on one another. At this point if you pull a spoon across the pot it should leave a clean streak behind it. Quickly remove from the heat and let cool. You should have a nice syrup to coat the beets with before you serve them up.

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