Baked Beets and garlic!

Baked Beets and garlic!

While the holiday weekend was approaching, easy breezy meals were in order. Also, the summer like weather which I was just getting used to seemed to get back under the covers. I wanted to warm up my home slightly, so baking was a good idea.

At the markets this week I picked up some great beets and thought I would try to bake these.  I love beets. Just love em! My usual boiling method seemed inappropriate, however I always use the beet stock in my favorite soups. That’s a win win in my book, especially since I truly wanted to “not” spend too much time in the kitchen this week.  My fabric was beckoning me…..I kid you not.

This smart little cheese plate with garlic (which I baked with the beets at the same time), goat cheese and pears, with some gorgeous Italian parsley was completely a perfect meal. Of course I baked the french bread with the orange essence and black sesame seeds (for recipe find under French Bread Blog). Truly a surprising simple and complete meal. Mind you I wasn’t feeding a line backer, but the vitamins in this meal alone sets your engine running and your hunger pangs to rest.  Even more complete with a glass of Zinfandel.

This was so simple I am going to have to ditch the boiling method for now. And call me crazy, but this was all I needed to get back to the salt mines! Minus the Zinfandel, that was much much later.  And Honestly, I should get the nutritional charts for you. Beets are so good for you as is garlic, parsley and pears. Why do I hear Simon and Garfunkel all of a sudden?  Hmmm.

So for now enjoy the weekend, and may our wars end soon and forever. Here is a quote to celebrate your Memorial Day weekend.

“The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.”

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

Bon Appetit!

I of course wore my Poupon Apron. The yellow sunshine color was much needed!