There seems to be some foods that strike fear in the hearts of home cooks when it comes to preparation.
They often seem to end up near the top of the list. Brussels sprouts may run a close second.
I think it’s because in days gone by, i.e. when our grandmothers and mothers made them, they boiled them within an inch of their lives turning them into mushy side dishes.
If only they had known the magic of ROASTING. How roasting turns these unassuming little vegetables into dishes deserving of center stage.
When Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables asked me to create a fun holiday dish, I immediately knew I wanted to create a fabulous holiday appetizer using beets and show the world they no longer needed to fear this humble root. In fact, I found a way to create TWO appetizers using beets that are perfect served side by side!
Up first…this amazing Roasted Beet Salsa
It’s a healthy alternative to all of the rich holiday appetizers, but equally as delicious! Pair with a creamy goat cheese and crackers for a real treat!
and for those of you craving something a little more decadent…how about topping brie with the Roasted Beet Salsa and wrapping it in pastry!
The cheese oozes out of the pastry and the roasted beets add the perfect touch of earthy sweetness!
Are you ready for your Thanksgiving and Holiday cooking? Well, Libby Food’s and At The Picket Fence are teaming up to get you off on the right foot! We’re giving away a Huge Set of Non Stick Baking Pans (tell me I’m not the only one in desperate need of new baking pans?!) AND an assortment of Libby’s Food Products for your Thanksgiving dishes!
Here’s how to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And here’s another fabulous sweepstakes being held by Libby’s Foods:
Libby’s® Fruits & Vegetables launched today its “Cansgiving” sweepstakes, during which fans are encouraged to submit photos that illustrate what makes them thankful during the holidays. Whether customers are most thankful for their family traditions, grandma’s secret recipe, gatherings with friends or the family pet, the iconic fruits and vegetables company will share fan images that inspire gratitude during the holiday season. In addition to the photos, all month long, Libby’s will be sharing Thanksgiving-themed recipes and tips about holiday family time on its website (www.getbacktothetable.com) and its social media platforms.
Fans can enter the Cansgiving sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by submitting a photo of what they are most thankful for this holiday season, and including the hashtag: #Cansgiving. Libby’s will award ten participants, chosen at random, with a grocery gift card (worth $350) each toward their family’s Thanksgiving feast, plus a prize pack of Libby’s fruit and vegetable products to help prepare the big meal. The sweepstakes open at noon EST on Nov. 4, 2013, and end at 11:59 a.m. EST on Nov. 18, 2013. Official rules are available at www.getbacktotable.com .
“Our commitment to families extends beyond the food they eat,” said Bruce Wolcott, Vice President of Marketing for Seneca Foods. “We are thankful for our family of Libby’s customers, and want to provide resources to help them create a truly memorable Thanksgiving experience for their loved ones.”
For more Thanksgiving inspiration, consumers can search for seasonal recipes – from party-worthy appetizers to comforting side dishes to festive desserts — in Libby’s Digital Recipe Box, available on the brand’s website or on its Facebook page. Libby’s will also host a Cansgiving Twitter party to talk about family, food and feeling thankful during the holiday season at 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Amy Lupold-Bair of popular blog Resourceful Mommy will curate the party, and select participants will win Thanksgiving-themed prizes. Twitter users can follow the conversation using the hashtag, #Cansgiving.
Good luck! And we’ll see you back here soon…at the picket fence!
PS…here’s the full tutorial on my DIY Wood Serving Trays
*Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for services rendered on behalf of Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables*