The majority of my weekend revolved around beets. Ah...the exciting life I lead!
Seriously though, last year, our beets did horribly, and I was only able to can 7 pints. Seven pints for 6 people for a year? Um...I almost wondered why I bothered. Not this year! This year our crop did much better, and we've already got 19 quarts preserved. We still have the other half of the crop to harvest, and Verne is going to try planting more.
Beets take a long time to can. There's all of the trimming, and the cooking, and the slipping off of skins, and the slicing, and then comes the pressure cooking. As much as I love my smooth-top stove, it seems to take forever to can on it. Does anyone else have that problem?
I have to admit to eating several bowls full of these ruby red orbs during the preserving process, and tonight they topped my salad for dinner. Yum!
Beets! Do you like them or hate them?