Thankful #3: Beets

If you looked at my post a couple of days ago, you saw all the carrots that James dug out. Well before we could even get there to help, he had the beets out of the ground and on the sidewalk so the dirt would dry off. After they were gathered up and had the tops cut off there were 1 1/2 pails of the 5 gallon size of beets. This was after he threw away all that were badly chewed by some rodent and after I had already picked several and blanched and frozen them and sold some and given some away.

Beets by the east side of the house.

Beets by the east side of the house.

Last night as we peeled, chopped and blanched them, we realized from the mess on the stove that they have a pretty good natural sugar content. Sticky mess is what we had when they splashed. They will be soooooo very delicious when we take them out and put them in soup and such. Now just to remember to do those things. Anyway, I am thankful for the bounty, but even more thankful that another garden project has been completed. The only thing left is to shred all the zucchini. Perhaps Wednesday night.

Last of the peeled and in the sink.

Last of the peeled and in the sink.

Chopped up and ready to blanch.

Chopped up and ready to blanch.

Largest of the beets. I got the knife stuck in it.

Largest of the beets. I got the knife stuck in it.

The finished product!

The finished product!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mountaingmom
    Nov 04, 2014 @ 08:08:52

    Mmmmm, I love beets hot, roasted, raw, cold, but not pickled. Hubby only likes cold sliced beets on a salad so he doesn’t get to share many.

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