Beets: Wash 4 or 5 large fresh beets or 8 small ones thoroughly. Rinse. Drain. Pare. Slice thin or cut in sticks. Cook in small amount of salted boiling water in covered saucepan until tender. Add any one of these seasonings: 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Two or three tablespoons of sautéed chopped onion. One fourth teaspoon of powdered cloves or allspice. 1 tablespoon of prepared horseradish with 1 cup of commercial sour cream or 1/2 cup of mild vinegar. With sour cream or vinegar, reheat beets a few minutes. Serve hot. Makes 4 servings
Beets are the one vegetables in my opinion nearly as good canned as fresh, and much less trouble.