Sooooo.... tried something new tonight.
I followed this recipe for roasting beetroot - beetroot being something I've never cooked with nor eaten. In fact, the only beetroot I've ever come across is the beetroot in a jar, and it's not something that appealed to me very much.
Here they are ready for going into the oven.
The dressing had olive oil; balsamic vinegar (though I had none in, so I used white wine vinegar instead - haven't a clue if this made a huge difference or not!), lemon juice, garlic, salt and black pepper. Some fresh thyme and blobs of butter were sprinkled on top. They were covered in foil, cooked for, er, some time (I forgot to check the time), and then they were duly eaten.
I was pleasantly surprised with the taste and the texture of them. Just as well, cos we've got a fair number of them in the plot, so they'll have to be eaten one way or another...
Oh, this probably sounds really stupid, but I couldn't get over how deeply pink they were. I think it may have been a sign: the juice was just a tad darker than my hair was way back when I was 17 ;)
I now have pink fingers. I also have a pink dish towel, a pink cloth and a pink blob on a kitchen cupboard. Oh, and a blob of pink on my t-shirt.
And just to show you that in this house presentation means, er... nothing, here's the Builder's plate tonight.
Marks for presentation: 0
Marks for eating all your dinner, dear hubby: 10