Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sweet Sunshine and Sweet Beets

Peacefully basking in the sunshine while
two geese attentively keep watch.
      What could be better than a good dose of sunshine?  The wild birds were singing this morning, and the geese found restful peace sleeping in the sunshine. The silence was broken with the high pitched call that announced my approach. Their swimming pond is still frozen over, and I think that they are eagerly awaiting warm weather. Then the guard goose won't have to balance on one leg to keep the other warm.

     Today's recipe is adapted from Hobby Farm Home magazine and website.  Even if you think that you don't like beets you will like this recipe.  The beets are sweet and delicious as well as quick and easy to make. YUM!

Beets with Maple Syrup and Horseradish
2 lb red beets, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium white or yellow onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. butter
3 tsp cream-style prepared horseradish
3 Tbsp raspberry vinegar

Layer beets and onions in a shallow dish. Stir the maple syrup, butter, horseradish, and vinegar over medium heat until butter is melted and almost to a boil.  Pour over the beets and onions.
Cover tightly and bake at 400 for 1 hour.  Remove cover after 30 minutes.

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