So....this week I decided it was time to harvest my beet patch.
Not a great yield, but it was my first venture into beet growing.
And I decided it was time to make my very own supply of pickled beets!
So off went the beet tops and into the pot they went, to cook up and put into little jars with some vinegar and sugar and spices.
And voila....the final product.....my very own supply of pickled beets!
Now, to analyze my little project....
Did it cost me less money to grow them and pickle them myself?
Would it have been easier to go to the store and buy a jar of pickled beets?
But gosh darnit-it was sure fun to grow my own beets and then pickle them myself!
Take that, you swine flu......I'm prepared! I have pickled beets in my pantry!