Knit Together

Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together.
--Thomas Carlyle

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

It's a new year and we're off running, trying to find a place to live. We like our rental house, but the landlords decided to let their son have it. So we need to find a place to live, pack, and move by February 15. We have looked at 30 places so far, with limited success.

My days are focused on unpacking from our holiday trip to visit my family, putting new presents away, and starting to sort stuff for Goodwill. However, I do have a moment to post a really simple recipe from a holiday dinner. My mother found the beets and we tried a recipe on the package. I'm not a regular beet eater because I don't quite know what to do with them. This dish was savory and so easy to make. I didn't calculate the Weight Watchers points yet; given it uses butter and cream, it's not a low-point dish.

Red Beets with Thyme Cream

2 8 oz. pkg of Earth Exotics Diced Red Beets
4 shallots finely chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. fresh thyme
4 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

In a medium sauté pan, brown shallots in butter, add fresh thyme and heavy cream. Add salt & pepper, bring mixture to a simmer, mix in beets. Let simmer approximately 8-10 minutes, finish by adding red wine vinegar.

You can probably use 2 cups of diced red beets that have been briefly steamed.


  • At 11:46 PM, Blogger Emy said…

    Did the landlord notify you today? Is your lease month-to-month (and have you lived there at least a year?)? If so, as of today, he has to give you 60 days notice.

  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Kathryn said…

    We received a certified letter on December 12, which is more than 60 days notice. (We are month-to-month and have been here over 2 years.) It wasn't incredibly helpful to have notice on the 12th, though, since we were about to leave for 10 days for holidays. We need to be moved out by Feb. 15.


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