Beets and limes don’t really go together but that is what I have been making lately. I have continued to get my Misfits Market boxes every other week and sometimes I get things that inspire me. The last time I was finally able to customize and actually choose some items that I wanted so I was happy to get things that I knew I would definitely use.
First up – beets. Chris and I both love beets. I know a lot of folks think they taste like dirt and maybe they do. Maybe I like dirt. Whatever – I was thrilled to get a regular massive beet and a couple candy stripe beets in my box.
Quick recipe for roasted beets for you beet lovers out there.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash beets under cold water and cut off top and bottom. Cut in half and season with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.
Lay beets on a piece of foil, cover with parchment paper, wrap foil around beets to seal package and place in a baking dish.
Roast beets for an hour or until tender when poked with fork. Using rubber gloves or paper towels rub the beets and the skins will come right off. This is the beauty of roasting them. No peeling ahead of time. Serve warm or in salads chilled. Yummy.
Now how about those limes? I had ordered limes and got plenty in my box. Someone in the Misfits Market Menu Ideas Facebook group I belong to had a great recipe for Lime Curd. I had never made Lemon Curd before but I love it and I figured Lime Curd would be another winner.
It was super easy to make and really yummy. My recipe made a couple of cups so I was able to give some away. I still have enough limes to make another batch so that is on the agenda later this week.
Another quick recipe for those of you who might want to make some of your own.
Ingredients: 3 large eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, pinch of salt, 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, zest of 1 lime, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Place eggs, sugar, salt, juice and zest in medium saucepan and whisk ingredients until smooth.
Place over medium low heat and stir constantly with wooden spoon until thickened – 4 to 5 minutes. Turn heat to low, add butter and stir until smooth.
Remove from heat, pour into jars and refrigerate. Great on toast and scones.
Have you cooked anything fun lately? Anything different on your menus? I would love to hear all about it in the comments. Remember that each comment means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – Fill the Bus Back to School Clothing Drive.