man, im beet.

i havent been back since that last post because following my daughters story with anything, well, it seemed a little arbitrary. but, here i am. ive decided to keep most of soul- searching, heart wrenching, tear jerking thoughts for my journal and to maybe bring this thing back to its upbeat ( or at least not down beat haha ) self.

so i give us a recipe! this "recipe", if you can call it that, is not my usual food and deserves an explanation. a week or two ago i bought beets. for the first time. ever. i thought,  "im kind of a foodie, and ive never had a beet?!" i got right on that and purchased myself a bunch. as in one small grouping, not a million. they were okay. i did what everyone said to do and roasted them, stems on, and then added tons of vinegar. they tasted like vinegar, which i liked. so anyways, im all about trying to use every part of every vegetable and since i love kale, i thought i could whip these greens in to something lovely.

so after i sauteed them with a the goodies ( ill get to what these goodies were...) my husband says  "mmm they taste like collard greens". i stopped breathing. i have been raised to thing that southern food is not only bad for you, but it is pretty gross. ( in my opinion, dont yell at me ) and collard greens, my friends, are the EPITOME of southern. whatever. i liked them and they were not served in a stainless steel bucket like i have so often seen collard greens served so booyah.

spicy beet greens

green leaves and stem from one bunch of beets, chopped ( my bunch was 4 large beets )
dollop of butter, 2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
sherry cooking wine
fresh grated parmesan

chop the greens, i liked mine at a rough chop. sautee with butter and olive oil, add garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper. let  the greens cook down for a couple minutes, then add a splash ( a small splash folks ) of sherry cooking wine. cook for 1-2 more minutes. serve and top generously with freshly grated parmesan. 

they were good kids, try them, even jbear liked them!

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