People seem to either hate or love beets -- I would guess you like them because you have chosen this recipe to look at.
(The first recipe calls for canned beets; sometimes I buy fresh beets and cook them -- this variation is after the canned beet recipe.) When using the fresh beet recipe, I make the beets ahead of time to allow for cooling in the fridge and then just cut them up when assembling the salad.
This is a favorite salad of mine when I want something that's quick to prepare. If I have some pre-boiled eggs in the refrigerator I can get this on the table in about 5 minutes. (Note: the recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of jarred bacon pieces; however, I usually fry 3 slices of bacon, crumble them and use in place of the jarred bacon. This makes the prep time about 10 minutes longer.)
This makes a delicious, healthy smoothie that is filled with all the vitamins and minerals you need for the day. When I need to make breakfast in a rush this is a recipe I often make -- it's really good, and good for you.
I love chocolate malted milk, Whoppers (malted milk balls) -- well, anything with malt in it, so I was glad to come by this recipe. Using vanilla bean seeds really adds an extra- delicious vanilla taste. Note: Use either whole milk or 2% in this recipe, as 1% or skim milk will give the shake a thin consistency. The 30 minutes needed for chilling the glasses is not included in the time below.
If you're a rum lover, you'll especially enjoy this; however, it is one potent drink, and as the name suggests you may be crawling like a turtle if you indulge too much! :smile (You can choose the amount of juices to add depending on how strong you want to make this cocktail.)
This is a nice, fruity punch that is so simple to prepare and it is good any time of the year, not just for special occasions or gatherings. For presentation, slices of oranges and/or bananas floating in the punch bowl look nice, or you can place an orange slice, banana slice or a piece of pineapple on the rim of the glass.