We’ve gotten a lot of beets from our CSA this winter and I think I’m actually starting to like them. I’m still in a constant state of trying to find ways to make them taste better, however. So when this Chocolate Beet Bread recipe appeared on Blunder Construction, I just had to try it. Everything’s good with chocolate, right? The beet measurement (“3 beets”) was pretty vague, so I used 1 really big beet from our CSA share. In the end, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t as much beet as I was supposed to have, but the recipe worked anyway. The “bread” is really more of a cake, definitely doesn’t taste like beets and it didn’t rise as much as Halley’s, but it is delicious. Mine came out a little dry, likely the fault of the lack of beet puree, but it’s awesome with vanilla ice cream. I’m looking forward to trying it again, with more beets.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
I’m not sure I’ve really eaten tuna noodle casserole before. It certainly wasn’t something I grew up on. But for whatever reason, this recipe for Tuna Noodle Casserole from Chow really appealed to me. Probably because it involved pasta. This casserole completely met and exceeded expectations. I didn’t use the recommended variety of tuna, but I did buy a higher quality can than usual (5 ounces instead of the 6 called for). The recipe also made 6 servings, which meant I didn’t have to cook for 2 additional meals. I will definitely be making this again.