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 SauceRecipe 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.