Wednesday, January 10, 2007

What's For Dinner Wednesday

That, my friends, is a nice bowl of borscht. More specifically, Beet and Cabbage Borscht
Just what you were craving, right?

Well, me neither and frankly, the idea of it yesterday was turning me a little green, but it was Boy's week to pick a recipe and I was trying to be a good sport. When I questioned him..."borscht? Are you serious?"...his reply was "it's the food of an entire culture, how bad can it be?" And really, he was totally right.

So, when was the last time you made borscht? Never, if you're me. In fact, I don't think I've ever eaten or cooked with beets at all. But I think I'm a changed girl as of now, because this was a darn good soup and peeling and chopping the raw beets was completely enchanting. The color that is revealed just under that grimy, sad looking skin is just amazing. It leaks out and covers everything just like watercolor paint and turns the sink water the most gorgeous shade of ruby. It's like vegetable trimming art. Fortunately I had the sense to prep on a plastic board rather than my Boos block, or there's a fair chance I'd be cursing all that enchantment about now.
I really have no idea if the recipe is at all authentic, but it was tasty and super fast and easy, and I now I'm curious about the whole Borscht thing. Enough to want to hunt for another recipe and make it again sometime, anyway.

So, success, and yay for Boy for reeeally stepping me outside the box tonight.

P.S. Here's hoping this post shows up. Yesterday's seems to have gone off to some kind of Blogger neverland despite the fact that I KNOW it published and was showing up fine last night. Boo. I am SO at the end of my rope with you Blogger!!

Both dinners are absolutely lovely.

I've never had the urge to make borscht, but I am married to a SODAK German, and I he loves himself some beets (shudder). But I do like soups.
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