This is the song that’s getting some heavy playing right now…
Aside from the really awesome beat that’s keeping me awake during long ___ amongest other things… 🙂 (I am talking about my commute here just so you know. 😉 )
I know I am weird for saying this, but I do write a lot about food on this blog, so indulge me one moment please. 🙂
Now… IMAGINE a long overlooked or a misunderstood ingredient in your fridge or cupboard singing this song now that it has become a featured ingredient of a dish?
Ohhh..how about Beets? Beets can be singing this song to whatever other ingredients that was giving her a hard time.
Days like this I want to drive away [probably in a red hot convertible]
Pack my bags and watch your shadow fade [yeah…you bully bell pepper you…]
‘Cause you chewed me up and spit me out [some people just don’t appreciate Beets]
Like I was poison in your mouth [Ouch!]
You took my light, you drained me down [Overcooking is not good]
That was then and this is now
Now look at me [Woohoo!]
This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me, NO [Perfect Beet with it’s beet red color!!!]
This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me, NO
Okay, I am done… I really do think this song is very empowering. Enjoy this song or better yet — Sing along with it. And make yourself a really nice Roasted Beet Salad while at it. Recipe below. xxoo
Roasted Beet Salad
(another great recipe from vegetariantimes)
- 8 medium beets, trimmed and scrubbed (1 1/2 lb.)
- 2 Tbs. olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced (2 Tbs.)
- 6 cups mesclun greens or other salad mix
- 3 Tbs. prepared balsamic vinaigrette
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss together beets, olive oil, and garlic in baking dish. Bake 40 minutes, or until beets are tender. Cool.
- Scrape skin from beets with paring knife. Slice into rounds.
- Toss greens with vinaigrette. Divide among plates, top with beets, and serve.
Source: vegetariantimes.com via efoodtable on Pinterest
Great song, great recipe, and great recommendation for using an often-overlooked vegetable. The only change I would make is that when I roast beets, I first wrap them in aluminum foil. Not sure if it’s really necessary, but it does seem to keep them juicy.
Oh good call with the aluminum foil. Thanks!
I needed a chuckle this morning – hillarious post. The pancake syrup has not seen the light of day in a while in our fridge and it has even been shoved to the back of the fridge:( Have a Great Day!
Glad I made you laugh. 🙂 Oh pancake syrup…Lol.
Okay, I will be honest.. I haven’t heard this song lol. I’ve been so busy with real life I haven’t actually listened to some good music. I actually like this song. And the beet salad looks good and I don’t even like beets lol
Glad you like the song Kay. As for the beet salad. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I do like it with a good vinegrette dressing. 🙂 And this post…I get super silly sometimes and today’s one of them…Lol.
LOL! from this moment on I’m sure everytime I hear the song, it will reminds me of beets 😀
Red Beets! ;P
Haha, love the additions to the lyrics. That song has crept into my brain too and I frequently find myself singing along.
I’m eating a lot of beetroot at the moment and this looks like a great new recipe to try. Thank you! 🙂
The lyrics catchy and is meaningful. Love Katy Perry’s song and her voice fits so perfect with it. It also makes me wanna move around a bit while I listen. 🙂 Glad you enjoy the humor. I have one of those crazy moments where I was like, hey, what if…? 🙂