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Old 01-29-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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I have a question about beets....

It's kind of stupid, but I am making a breaded chicken breast tonight with gravy. I have broccoli, cauliflower, red beets and peas on hand, but we have had peas 2 times recently. My BF doesn't care for cauliflower or broccoli. Do you think red beets would go with a chicken dinner?

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Old 01-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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Yep, they would be lovely. Are you going to boil or roast them? I like them boiled myself and then drizzled with some vinegar. MMMM!
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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I'm boiling them, but I don't think he would like them with vinegar, even though that sounds delish! I'll just use butter, salt-n-pepper. Thank you, Alix!
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:57 PM   #4
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They are pretty tasty roasted too. I have a friend who loves them that way.

Put some lemon juice or vinegar on the table, maybe he'll try them and love them that way! ;)
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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Oh yeah.. beet would go great.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:17 AM   #6
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The greens are very healthy and taste great. Don't throw them away. Sautee them and add the chopped boiled beets to them. Pretty presentation, too.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:19 AM   #7
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They are pretty tasty roasted too. I have a friend who loves them that way.

Put some lemon juice or vinegar on the table, maybe he'll try them and love them that way! ;)
He just wanted butter, salt and pepper, but they turned out great. I'll make them for myself sometime, and use your vinegar and lemon juice idea. Here was our dinner.



The chicken was coated with homemade, seasoned cornbread crumbs and topped with sliced onion, tomato and green onion and baked.... plain ol' mashed taters with a bit of green onion added.
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Looks Yummy!
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:25 AM   #9
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Looks lovely! That's a BIG helping of beets though, he must have an appetite!
I happen to think beetroot and mashed potato is a combination made in heaven.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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That looks great Vanilla Bean. For fresh beats I enjoy roasting them. But, beats are hard to beet. well that's stupid I guess But I do like them and your meal does look great!
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