We love beets -- freshly cooked beets. We didn't know this until recently, but now we're hooked. They are so yummy. My kids love them. You buy them whole in the produce section. If they have their greens still attached, you can supposedly use those in salads and things, but you'll have to look online. I haven't tried that.
If you haven't had beets, you are missing out. You can't...uh...beat their gorgeous magenta color and high nutritional value. Plus, Dwight Schrute would be proud.
A word to the wise: Beets alter the color of urine.
2 1/2 lbs. beets, peeled with a vegetable peeler
2 Tbsp. melted butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut peeled beets into fourths, or about 2-inch chunks. Place in baking dish and toss with butter and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and bake for an hour and a half.