kafromet
kafromet
1/20/20
10:45 AM
1

I cut them into quarters (or eighths, depending on the size of the beet) before I cook them to still get some of the caramelization, plus having an edge to the skin makes it even easier to get the skin off when cooked.

1/17/20
3:03 PM
3

True! I considered counting chicken and dumplings, because I think it's essentially matzo ball soup, but didn't want to cheat. 

1/16/20
4:26 PM
1

The benefit of cooking it first is that you don’t use a knife or a peeler; the friction from a paper towel is enough to pull the skin off the beet.

1/16/20
1:44 PM
2

It is kinda like when recipes say to cook, then peel potatoes. It makes it easier to peel. However you lose caramelization and flavor if you do that.
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1/16/20
10:26 AM
1

all of the recipes using roasted beets on Serious Eats do the same thing (roast, then peel.)  I’d wager they lose less moisture that way? and possibly a lot less beet juice all over everything. 

1/13/20
9:32 AM
7

I understand. I have two remaining, personal-sized, wooden cutting boards that are now, conservatively, about 60 years old. They belonged to my parents. They’re essentially for “Abendbrot” which is more or less a German version of charcuterie. You generally use them as an alternative to a plate but they’re definitely Read more

1/8/20
2:14 PM
5

How wonderful, congratulations! Especially the short commute is invaluable :)

1/8/20
2:02 PM
2

so this isn’t a direct answer to your question, but my family is from NOLA so i grew up on red beans and rice. you can easily swap out ham hocks - which we mostly use - for smoked turkey necks. Read more

1/8/20
1:46 PM
13

I might, possibly, may be getting a promotion. Our Legal assistant is leaving and the higher ups are working on adjusting the job qualifications so that I qualify (government job - there is minuscule to zero wiggle room on qualifications).  Nothing is set, it might not even be possible, but it’s good to know that my Read more

1/8/20
1:14 PM
5

That commute change is going to do a lot to make up in the change of pay! Congratulations! I don't think I've ever felt more relief than when I left my old toxic job for greener pastures. This is so great to hear!

1/8/20
12:38 PM
10

I have a lot of questions about what went down at last year’s holiday party if a brewery does not want a distributor back... haha. Read more

1/8/20
12:36 PM
8

Uhm sounds like you’re likely making MORE money if you break down the per hourly wage of job +commute versus new job+new commute! Time is money! Read more

1/8/20
11:47 AM
9

Finished my second draft yesterday (up to a little over 60k words) so I’m taking a day to let it sit. I finally took down all the Christmas stuff this morning so I feel good about that. About to go hang out with my sister so that’s good! And we are getting our tattoos on Friday and I am pumped. 

1/8/20
11:38 AM
9

You all may have noticed that my dear, sweet Pal has a very terrible habit of forgetting to tell me about events. The latest one made me laugh. He forgot to tell me that his company’s Holiday party is on Friday night. Naturally, I asked why they’re having it so late. The reason is because they had to scramble to find Read more