I have an idea and hopefully I have twenty some years to get it done. I'll need that much time! I want to make a cookbook for my children. Thus the name My Mama's Food. It has several meanings, for the entries in my journal it will mean me, my children's Mama. For me it means my dear Mom, their Mama Lu, for most of the recipes come from her and my grandma's and great grandmas. I do most of my cooking without a recipe, but sometimes they just need to be written down if we do not want them to be lost for future generations. When I left home I would have treasured a book like this, written by my Mom, so I want to try and do it for my children. I want to include photos of the kids helping me in the kitchen as they grow and eat what we make. What memories they will have when cooking in their own kitchen's and teaching their children to cook and sharing these memories with them and showing them pictures of themselves learning to cook with their Mama. I think it's a grand idea, now if I can pull it off!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Butter Fried Beats

We love butter fried beats;  Katya (5) and David (3) ate them like candy!

Cut away the stems, leaving about 3 inches and put them in boiling water and let simmer for about 1 hour. This will make it easier to peal the skin and for slicing and of course less time in the fry pan.

Remove the beats from the hot water and put in cold water and then peal them. Slice them about 1/4 inch think or whatever you like and fry them in butter or olive oil, a little of both is good. I also sprinkle them with garlic salt on just one side.

They have the most gorgeous color, way better in person; I just love the rings and everything about them!

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