leave your inhibitions at the door
Ok, fine. I didn’t exactly beat the beet in last week’s picks. But I didn’t exactly lose. And if you go back to the original rules, I said:
… for each game, we’re going to spin the produce – if it’s pointing to the left, it picks the home team; if it points to the right, the away team.
If I do end up picking more games correctly than the produce, I’ll cook it and give you a great recipe. If the produce does better, it will get a stay of execution and live to pick another week’s games.
See? Oh wait… I guess I didn’t account for ties so I’ll invoke the “he who has the knife makes the rules” rule.
Since I won on technicality, I’ll give you a bonus – my basic roasted beet recipe. When done, you can slice them up and use them in a salad. I like to eat them whole like an apple (Boom Boom says “like a barbarian”). The other recipe is for a terrific beet slaw I stole from Mark Bittman. I never thought you could eat them raw, but this was very tasty. A little tip if you eat a few of these in one sitting – when you go to the bathroom (1 or 2) you don’t have a medical condition.
From the same Mark Bittman article I stole the Bahn Mi from a couple of weeks ago.
– 1 ½ pounds whole beets
– 1/3 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons minced garlic
– 1 chopped shallot
– ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
– pinch of saffron
Week 13 Picks
This weeks guest is a banana – aka one of the main reasons I can’t eat 100% local.