About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Monday, 4 July 2011

Frugal Living Recipe. Beetroot Suprise.

I know Ive posted this before somewhere, but its such a great recipe and my beets are just coming in now and they are lovely this year. We are eating tons at the moment. Im pickling them in sweet vinegar, just boiling and slipping the skins and eating them in salads.
But the best ever recipe for beetroot is Beetroot Suprise.
We called it that because not being a great 'beetroot as a hot vegetable'  type of family, we didnt think it would be good... but its delicious... so its a 'suprise'.
Boil the baby beets till the skins will slip off easily, cut enough beets in to chunks to fill the bottom of an ovenproof dish.
Cover with sliced mushrooms.
Pour over the top a good strong cheese sauce.
Sprinkle the top with oats and seseme seeds.
Bake in a moderate oven till the top is brown and crisp and the underneath is bubbling....
Hmmmm yummm
Serve with Rice & Beans and a salad.
Or... gently wilt the beetroot leaves with a knob of butter and serve as a green vegetable... delish.