|Beetroot hommus with cheesy crackers|
This year the beetroot growing was unintentional. I scattered about a lettuce mix which served us nicely for baby salad leaves through summer. Then I forgot about it and before I could say "winter" the beetroot leaves had taken over and grown into fair dinkum beetroots. So I had to do something with them. I pulled the whole bunch up during the week and did a beetroot blitz. I tried cooking them up with some feta and other veggies. Meeeeh. It was OK. I ate it 'cos it was good for me.
Then I made these choc chip beetroot muffins. I'm trying to lose a few kilos so I resisted and left them to the monkeys. They were a hit - obviously if you put enough chocolate in a meal you can disguise the taste of earthworm.
Then I remembered the beetroot hommus that I made last year. And while I was browsing about pinterest (yes I've developed a pinterest addiction like everyone else it seems) I discovered these cheesy crackers that would be just right to spread the dip on. So I jumped up and made them. Naturally I had to taste a couple to make sure they were right. Whoa those crackers were good. Quick and easy and very cheesy. So the diet went out the window - it was hard to stop at one. But I consoled myself with the thought that all that butter was being washed down with a lot of vitamin C from the beetroot. When the little monkeys came home from school they too scoffed quite a few. Littlest Monkey with just a smidge of beetroot hommus on every second cracker. That was the rule.
But I don't think I'll be doing beetroot again.