Beet It.

Taking a little break from packing and boy, it feels good to sit down. I’m finding so many interesting things while I clean and pack my house. Apparently I like Kodiak Cakes ?

And Cambria wine?
My kitchen looks like a tornado whipped through it and there’s not much left in the fridge (t-3 hours till veggie box time!) but I was pretty proud of myself for whipping up this salad for lunch/
Peeled and ready to eat beets from Trader Joe’s might be the best salad invention either because who really wants to sit around and boil their beets for an hour? These are so handy. My salad also featured the rest of the turkey lunch meat, a few dried cherries and a mashed up babybel cheese all drizzled in balsamic vinegar. No oil. Just balsamic. On the side I had a painfully dry applesauce oat bran muffin. I don’t even want to know how long these have been in my fridge for. It was the last one….I promise!
Alright. Time to haul another carload of suitcases across town. My reward is a veggie box and a hair appointment this evening.
I need to get out more?

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    May 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I always reward myself with hair appointments! It is one of my favorite things to do. 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    May 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Mmm that’s a lot of kodiak yumness!

  • Teresa
    May 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Your salad looks delicious !
    Would love a picture of the new place. Sounds like your doing really well with the moving. Glad to hear it.

  • Amelia
    May 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    We have been enjoying our organic CSA here in Charleston now for about 4 weeks. I LOVE getting my box every week! It is so exciting to open the box and think up new and creative things to make with all of the yummy produce. Nothing compares to the freshness of CSA veggies, knowing that your produce was just picked and traveled less than 20 miles to get to you. I hope you enjoy your box!

    Have fun lugging another carload. Moving is great exercise 🙂

  • Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks
    May 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Those prepackaged beets are pretty great! Especially for this season, when beets are not nearly as tasty fresh as they are in colder months. It’s so disappointing to go to the trouble of cooking beets and have them end up stringy and tough!

  • Ameena
    May 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Cute title…and yes those Trader Joe beets are fabulous. I love beet sandwiches…is that weird?

  • holly (the healthy everythingtarian)
    May 13, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    us old ladies know how to live. no need to get out more. simply no need.

  • Ann @ Appalachian Appetites
    May 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Ohhh..cut or color?! Can’t wait to see!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    May 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Mmmm…I love beets! I never understand people who don’t like them!! 🙂

  • Danielle
    May 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    That salad looks pretty dern fantastic considering it’s moving day! Good luck with the rest of your loads of stuff.

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve seen those beets at TJ’s but never bought them – glad to know they are good!

  • diana@mymarblerye
    May 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    you know what would help you out with your move? giving some away some of those kodiak cake boxes…

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t even know what a kodiak cake is, but they must be good if you have that many! /they’re really bad cos you haven’t eaten them…one of the two 😛

  • Diana
    May 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Hey, hair appointments are always welcome. They’re relaxing! :p And make you feel good about yourself (well, sometimes).

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    May 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Ugh…moving stinks!!! Hopefully you are almost finished! 🙂

  • Lisa
    May 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Moving is one of the most exhausting experiences ever. Definitely pamper yourself!

  • jennifer (take the day off)
    May 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I also reward myself with a hair appointment (to keep the blonde looking natural) but after sitting in the chair for two hours I always fell like I deserve another reward! maybe ice cream? maybe a new book?

  • Camille
    May 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Haha, I love it 🙂
    You get out more than me, I promise!

  • Maria @ A Healthier Maria
    May 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Are those boxes of pancake mix? I am assuming the company either sent them to you or you found a REALLY good deal somewhere? Enjoy your hair appointment! I rewarded myself after exams this year with a hair appointment & it was divine. It’s so nice to sit in that chair knowing you have nothing to get back to! 🙂

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    May 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    It’s too funny that you’re finding interesting things in your packing, especially since you haven’t lived there that long. My bf is such a pack rat that I know I’d find loads of ridiculous stuff if we packed up our apt to move.

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    May 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Seriously, for me, veggie box + hair appointment = BLISS!

    Good luck with all of the move!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Yay for beetroots – they make such a great salad addition 🙂

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    hey, that’s reward enough for me! i love having salads with just vinegar…for some reason i like the way it breaks really hearty greens down after a few minutes 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    After reading all about your beet love I had a beet and goat cheese salad while out one day. Now that I know TJ’s might have them precooked I will be looking for it.

  • Jil
    May 13, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Love all the Kodiak boxes. I have a tendency to stockpile..especially if stuff goes on sale. Have fun with the veggie box!!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    May 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Wow, I’m so jealous of that box of yumminess. 😉 I’m packing up for my move and wow, it’s exhausting.

  • eatmovelove
    May 13, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I must break open some beets…

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    May 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    You may indeed be obsessed with Kodiak cakes, or you’re like me and put things in creative places so that you can never find them again. Hope your CSA box rocks – looking forward to starting mine up again!

  • Christie {Honoring Health}
    May 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I need to look for those peeled beets in Trader Joe’s, I have never seen them before. I would love them on salads!

    And hoooray for CSA. We are a member of one this year and I am loving it!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Wow–thanks for the heads-up re beets. Am ADDICTED to TJ’s organic spinach in bag for $1.99…will get the beets for a change. I do very plain dressing, too. Last night steamed a bag of TJ’s spinach with juice of one lemon, a bit of butter/sea salt–delicious with some Whole Foods roasted chicken. 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I’ve never actually tried Kodiak but it’s such a big thing in blog land. It’s gotta be good. 😀

    Good for you for taking a much-needed break from unpacking! 😀

  • Nicole
    May 13, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    TJ have peeled and ready to eat beets, I’m going to have to look into this!

  • kate
    May 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I love beets but they are a lot of work (in my opinion). Id love some peeled + ready to eat ones.

  • Rachael
    May 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I’ve harbored a beet obsession for several years now. Especially when served raw, grated with cilantro. Chioggia (probably spelled completely differently) are my favorite – the red and white striped ones..kind of like a really healthy candy cane.

  • Stacey
    May 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    What’s a veggie box, sounds exciting?

  • Corinne
    May 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Ahh TJs beets…I always give them the eye…next time they will be purchased. Thanks for the tip. Hair appointments are glorious aren’t they!? Talk about rejuvination 🙂


  • Keri @ Baby Spinach Steps
    May 13, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I’m officially delurking to let you know that I am a regular reader who adores your blog. I’m so excited for you and your new apartment – I know exactly the feeling! 🙂

    I can’t say I’ve ever tried a beet in my life. I confess, I’m nervous to! I might have to venture out of my comfort zone and add them to a salad one of these days.

  • Beth
    May 13, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Jenna!
    I was wondering this the other day and thought I would just put it out there and see what you thought – what is it like handling the power that writing a very wonderful (and successful!) blog entails? I was thinking of what a great role model you are, and it made me realize that with that comes an huge responsibility, because you are so influential to so many woman in the blogosphere. Eg. if you told them that you loved a book, many would rush out to check it out, purely because they (me included) value your opinion so much. How do you feel about blogging power and the responsibility that comes with it?

    May 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    beet salads are AMAZING! im so picky about beets but when it comes to salads i say the more the merrier!!

  • Marcia
    May 14, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Ah, steam the beets for about 20-30 mins and you’re done! Especially if you get locally grown, smaller beets.

  • Raya @ Raya Runs
    May 14, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I am slightly ashamed to admit I’ve never had fava beans! But now I shall try them, thank you!