Beets should come with a warning label. “When peeling or handling these root vegetables wear gloves or else your hands will become stained”. It would have helped me. Big time. I prepared beets this way on Friday. I called my mum after and complained about my stained hands. Apparently everyone knows that you must wear gloves when handling beets. Mum, I love you dearly, but you missed out on teaching me that fact in the 18 years of child rearing you bestowed on me. KoD apparently knew this too, and was here, in the house, and neglected to tell me, knowing full well that I was preparing beets for the first time because he asked me to. Why did he not tell me? “Everyone knows that you must wear gloves when handling beets”. Everyone but Hadassah. No one told HSM that she must wear gloves.
Well the beets turned out delicious, I will say, and as punishment for not telling me about the staining thing I had the KoD google a way to get the stains off my hands. Soak a white piece of bread in cold water, rub hands with salt, and hold soggy white bread onto stained hands. It feels absolutely gross but it works. Apparently it works on clothes too. But I haven’t tried it.
So Mum, KoD, anyone else, is there anything else I should know that everyone else knows, or am I on par with the world now? 😉