Check out these beets. This one was a quick mid-week meal, that came out of a "What do I have around?" moment. I had a big, old leek. I had a bag of mixed root veggies (there's a farm at the market that sells these 5lb bags of mixed random roots: various beets, sunchokes, purple potatoes, etc., for $3!) Came up with this. It's halfway between Vichyssoise and Borsht.
- 1 big, somewhat old, slightly fridge burned, leek. Chopped.
- 1 Red Beet. Peeled and chopped.
- 1 Orange Beet. "
- 1 Yellow Beet. "
- 1 small Sunchoke. "
- 1 Orange Sweet Potato. "
- 1 Yellow Sweet Potato. "
- 1 Quart Frozen Turkey Stock
- 1 T Fresh Thyme
- 1 C Cream
- Sour Cream / Green Onions as garnish.
Either serve warm, or serve chilled. Garnish with Sour Cream and thin sliced green onions.
Fairly tasty for something that I made up on the fly, that just used stuff I had around that was going to go increasingly bad over Christmas, and didn't cost much at all.