Meat Ballin’

August 1st, 2013 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (4 Comments)

A few weeks ago I was out with all three kids (not unusual) and had nothing packed for any of us to eat (quite unusual). Hunger levels were quickly rising, morale was rapidly falling.  Given time and location, our best option was a small pizza place in order to save us (or save myself, really) from a hunger-induced group meltdown.

I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry

The girls each got a slice of pizza, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover there were a bunch of decent side dishes on the menu.  I got three meatballs and some sauteed summer vegetables to share with 13 month old Kaz, who does not yet know that the children in this family are supposed to demand pizza and shun vegetables.  (Shhhh!)

Did you know there are lots of ways to cook beets?

Well, of course you did!

Did you know you can wrap them foil and roast them at 400 degrees for about an hour?

Daniel knows! And I’m so glad he told me. It’s super easy.

I scrubbed up a few and then shaved off their hairy, scary bits before wrapping them in foil.

Beets Scrubbed and Trimmed

Into the oven – one, two three –

Cook Beets in Foil

when you can stick a fork in them, they’re done you see.