Sunday, March 13, 2011

Beets with Orange Sauce

Time may change some things but good recipes will survive forever.  

This weekend, I was privileged enough to inherit some of my grandmother's cookbooks.  Among this collection was one of my great-grandmother's books.  However, I should probably clarify this last statement.  My great-grandmother "owned" this cookbook and the family had their favorites BUT my great -grandmother never stepped foot in a kitchen. She was simply fantastic at planning the menu not actually making it.

 So while flipping through the 1930's cookbook, I was reminded of one of my personal favorites: Beets in Orange Sauce.  It may sound strange and , yes, you must like beets; however, this side dish is fantastic with chicken.  In fact, I can eat these as a main dish.  I've adapted the recipe slightly to fit our "modern" conveniences, such as cooked beets in a can or taking out the mess of a double boiler. 

For now, I highly recommend taking the 2 minutes to mix together these beets. I hope you enjoy!

Just a side note: Interestingly enough, I'm finding that a large majority of desserts from this era include marshmallows as base for frostings and pies.  I will explore further and report back.

Beets with Orange Sauce
Recipe adapted from Thoughts for Food: A Menu Aid

1 T. Butter
4 T. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 T. Flour
1/4 C. Orange Juice
2 cans Sliced Beets

Melt butter in small saucepan over low-medium heat. When melted, stir in sugar and flour till combined. Add in orange juice, stirring constantly till thickened. Remove saucepan from heat, add beets and stir till warm and coated. Serve.


Binky said...

Yummy. I would've never thought: an orange roux with beets?? Yum yum yum. Thanks for sharing!

Bryan said...

I love beets! this sounds like a great recipe... Looking forward to the marshmallow report.

Dana said...

Mmm, I bet orange and beets go together well! No wonder it's a favorite!

Fork1 said...

Thanks guys! Quick update on the marshmallow research: I have the perfect dessert to post this weekend, Coffee Sponge Cake. Think Lady fingers, marshmallows, coffee, and cream...oh yea

Medifast Coupon Code 2011 said...

I remember having these beets as a child but haven't even heard of them since. So making these, how big of a can of beets should I be looking for.

Fork1 said...

Medifast- I used the regular sized cans (same size as soup can). Enjoy!

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