Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Taking a Beet Outta Life and Other Stuff

My laptop has bit the dust yet again and my iPhone has gone on to better pastures as well so I'm now trying to make do with what I have which isn't always easy but what can I say...such is life. If my biggest problem is a computer that's on the fritz I'd say my lot in life is pretty good plus I went and got myself a Galaxy S4 which has a really cool camera, so I'm not gonna rant on about the wonders technology hasn't brought me...lol.

Anyways...a quick recap of the last little bit...

Worked at Gopher Dunes on the
Weekend and Played With My New Camera
Connor's back in school (yaaaay), we're starting to work on potty training (yaaay & boooo), I'm getting to spend a lot of time in the kitchen (yaaay), it's Norfolk County Fair week, and it just so happens that my Alma mater...DDSS...kicked a** again this year (double yaaaay) and I'm sick right now (boooo).  Seems to me that I've got a whole lotta yaaaays in there so life is good:)

She Just Loves Being Like Mom

My gramma makes this concoction with horseradish and beets when we have roast beef and I like it so I decided last week to try to make beets and see if I would like them in a bigger dose.  I'll be honest, I've decided that I like beets in smaller quantities, but as far as eating an entire beet goes...what I came up with was pretty good.  If you're a fan of beets, I'm pretty sure this is something you'd enjoy, if you've never tried beets...give it a whirl, if you don't like beets, well, I guess you're done reading...lol.

Dijon Roasted Beets

1 lb Beets, scrubbed and cut into 1" slices
About 1 Tbsp EVOO
1.5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
Salt & Pepper

So, I started off by grabbing some LOCAL beets at Wholesome Pickins (I've talked about them before and you can find more info by clicking the link), preheating the oven to 375F, giving them a quick scrub and slicing them up.

Once they were all sliced up, I placed them on some tinfoil, drizzled them with some EVOO and seasoned them up with some salt & pepper.

From there I wrapped them up into a pouch and placed the pouch on my grill pan to go in the oven.  If you're wondering why the the grill pan, there is a method to my madness which you'll see soon.


Once the oven was all ready to go I popped them into the oven for about 30 mins, until they were nice and tender. While I was waiting I took the melted butter and dijon and stirred it all up together.  When the 30 mins was up I took out just the foil package of beets and left my grill pan in the oven to stay hot.

The Dijon Mixture

Don't they look Good:)
From here, I opened up my little foil package and placed the beets directly on my grill pan in the oven and let them get some grill type marks for 2 minutes, then I flipped them and gave them another 2 minutes.  

Getting Some Grill Marks from the Oven

Next up I took my Dijon Butter mixture, brushed it on and put them back in the oven for about another 2 minutes per side.  I did a flip-brush-flip-brush type thing.

Once it was all said and done I pulled them out, tossed them in a bowl and brushed them up with more of the Dijon Mixture.

And there you have it...Dijon Roasted Beets...not too bad for my first attempt:)


  1. I love beets! Definitely need to try these or better yet, how about you make them for me :) Love reading your Blogs, welcome back...again!

  2. Yeah, its about time you were back.. xo