I'm back. No snow but it is cold outside. I don't care if it never snows.
So this is what I have in Beets.
Sweet and Sour beets.
Boil, peel and slice 2 cups tender beetes.
Mix and cook until thick the following:
1/2 cup sugar, 2tabsp. butter, 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 tsp. cornstarch.
Add beets and stir until hot. Serve. (recipe Ferne Shelton)
Sour Red Beets
1 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 No. 2 can beets, (yeah right, that's why I'm growing beets so I can buy them in a can) 4 cloves, 2" stick cinnamon.
Drain beets.... Measure juice and add water if necessary..... to make 1 cup ...........Add vinegar, sugar, salt and spices........Bring to a boil..... Pour hot solution over beets.......Let stand in sour juice 24 hours. ( recipe book, Edna Eby Heller)
perhaps of interest?
You know for all this talk of how healthy folks ate back in the day there are an awful lot of dessert recipes in these books.
How to cook coon? and Possum? Ground hog? Possum and Chestnuts anyone? Snappin turtle? Frog legs? Catfish soup? Baked Carp? Pigs tail taters? Fried cucumbers? Persimmon pudding? Indian pudding? Mince meat? Vinegar pie, Paw Paw pie,
Beet Plum Jelly: If you'd like this recipe I'll type it up. You'll need 8 cups chopped beets, 8 cups chopped pitted black or red plums.
Beets: Harvest beets well before the first frost in Autumn adn store in boxes through winter. Use the tops like spinach and the baby shoots for delicious winter salads.
Spiced Beet Pickle: Will type up if interested. I don't like pickles so it's not one I'd make.
Pickled Beets? Anyone?
Beet Relish: Will type up if intersted. Uses three pounds of beets, sugar, shallots cider or vinegar, pickling spices The book "Preserve It" is worth the buy since it shows how to store many things. Get it used and save. I find most recipe books considered "used" never were.
Chiogga Beet Quickles: This looks to me to be just another pickled beet recipe but for canning. It does say to use a plastic lid as the vinegar will corrode a metal one.
Pickled Beets w/ Fennel:
I personally don't like beets and since I do other jellies and jellies are a pain, Beet Jelly is not something I'd try. I always hope to find a recipe for something I don't like but is healthy for me that I'll like but rarely do. I hate beets, brussel sprouts and mushrooms.
Not big on spinach but DW does a spinach pie that I'll eat. Too I don't mind it in a salad. Of course with all the varieties out there some aren't quite as strong as others too.
Perhaps covered in chocolate.