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Borscht for Brunch (lunch time...) 
Nov. 2, 2011 7:14 pm 
Updated: Nov. 3, 2011 7:51 pm
I finally chose a recipe from here at AllRecipes, and must (reluctantly) admit, that not only did I enjoy  it, but J, the picky eater who dislikes soup period, actually enjoyed it too!  Of course, that helps... I won't have to eat it every day for a week! 

I went with "Ukrainian Red Borscht Soup posted by Patti... I'd give you all the link, but fear that I might first lose this beginnings of  this post...  So, here goes...<
By golly, I GOT IT!  lol!

When I served it, I even forgot to put out the sour cream... but despite, it was yummolicious!  So, I believe that Gitano (AR member) has emailed me his recipe, passed down by Ukraniain father's family, so I'm anxious to compare ingredients...  Trust me, with all the stuff I put into the pot today, beets, which taste (to me) like DIRT, simply added little to no flavor - near as I could tell anyway.  I do believe that borscht will become a keeper in my personal "fav" rec book!  Never hurts to have more than one recipe tho!

So, my thanks to Patti for posting this recipe to begin with, and many thanks in advance to Gitano for sharing an alternative!  Perhaps at some point I'll think to blab about the differences in the two... but then, don't want to bore everyone!  So now it's time to choose for sure my "C" soup...  Wonder where I saw that recipe for "Cheddar Beer Soup?"  Make some beer bread for along side?  HHMMMM....  Sure sounds better than chili - not that I've anything against chili, but I just had to toss some multi bean soup down the disposer... it smelled REALLY bad! 

So, give me a few days...  I've frozen half of the Autumn, and Borscht for other times, but still have borscht in the frige.  Would be nice to work on that one more time before freezing it too... or passing it on to Denise! 

Till next time, be well, be crazy!

Nov. 3, 2011 4:54 am
Excellent Stevie! So glad you had a great experience with Borscht! now you have me craving some myself :) Next week, time to pull out the stock pot :D
Nov. 3, 2011 12:10 pm
Hey Steve, I clicked on the link and didn't get to the recipe. I'm interested in looking at it to see what is in it. So you didn't taste beets, huh, that's interesting.
Nov. 3, 2011 12:44 pm
Gitano, glad to motivate you! lol!! Cat, don't know what's up... I guess I don't "get" the whole link thing... There are only about 10 rec's if you search "borscht" here at AR (that's why I stated the entire name of the rec I used...) I printed it out, so will post it if you wish. Be well, both!
Nov. 3, 2011 7:31 pm
Probably a site glitch. I am interested that it didn't taste entirely of beets. I swear, I've tried to like them. My sister's DH grows them EVERY year. I love the beet greens in early spring that he shares but again those little brightly colored orbs taste like, well, bitter, umm off, like eating dirty socks. Glad you made a soup you enjoyed :)(:
Nov. 3, 2011 7:51 pm
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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