Wednesday, July 01, 2009

beet it

No this is not a Michael Jackson tribute done entirely with beets. Although....that would be spectacular. Hmmmmm...

This is me trying to salvage a crap day. A day that began with me being plowed from behind into another car on my way to work. Iron Stef sandwich. Not any of the good kinds of sandwich. A smooshed car, pain-in-the-butt, no-good day sandwich. Some might call it a sh*t sandwich, but I wouldn't because I'm so lady-like. Right. So this is my second pretty bad car accident in less than 4 months. yeah. I am not hurt, save for a skinned knee, bruised shin, and a lovely seatbelt welt. I am however, extra-cranky. I missed out on a nice night at the botanical gardens because I was not able to get a rental car due to the other driver's insurance issues.

I guess the universe was telling me to stay home at least one night this week. Maybe the contents of my fridge had a conversation with the universe and were like "dude, some of us are fantastic ingredients and we are being neglected! Make her use us!!" Understandable, fridge contents, though I do not condone the universe's methods.

Anywho, message received. I decided to make the most of it. Use those fridge-dwellers and enjoy a relaxing evening at the homestead. Who was living in my fridge? Well, some fine beets from my sister-in-law's parents garden, which had been cooked for preservation, some farm fresh eggs, and some potatoes. Fried potatoes seemed like the best thing, with runny-yolked eggs on top. As for the beets? I made a simple salad by chopping them up, adding chopped walnuts, minced garlic, a wee bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil, salt & pepper. The sweet, earthy, cool salad went nicely with the comforting fried potatoes and eggs. Top with Manchego, accompany with a few cold beers and the world seems alright again.

Bad day? BEET IT!!


Woody said...

YUM! Who was playing at MOBOT tonight? My band did that series last year and it was a massive crowd of like 7,000 people.

April G. said...

this sounds fantastic. it's been way too long since I've had beets. I think it was one of those days today for a lot of us! good luck getting everything straightened out with the accident/rental etc.

ironstef said...

Woody, I'm not sure who was there. Most summers I go every week. This summer none so far. Would have been an awesome night for it. I believe it was a swing band.

April, thanks, dudette. It'll all work out, I'm sure.