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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Senior Moments

I want to give a big shout out to the "seniors" who cooked for the one of the potlucks last week. I was blown away by the food. And my plate was an embarrassment of riches. Loaded with a taste of every dish! I am willpower-less in a buffet-line.

I hope that when I am 80-ish, I am still passionate about fellowship, engaged in the kitchen and cooking up a storm. Those women and men are some great examples to follow. Many of the dishes were harvest perfect, hence the 5 or 6 beet dishes. The beets here are sweet like candy and showed up in many dishes! Mom and I also brought a beet dish, although ours was made from yellow beets. Variety is the spice of life, right? Here is a big The Red White and Food shout-out to seniors who still love to cook and share their food!

Here is Mom's recipe:

Golden Beet Egg Salad

Take one bunch of golden beets and cook until tender. Remove skins and cube. Toss with 2-3 hard boiled eggs, 1 cup of sliced green onions, sea salt and pepper. Season to taste with chopped fresh herbs like tarragon or basil. Bind salad with a generous amount of real mayonnaise and chill until serving. Serves 6.

We made extra and it was wonderful stuffed in an heirloom tomato...delicious and kind of sweet and spicy.

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