Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 70

Borscht: I have to be honest - I wasn't excited about trying this dish tonight. I'd been on the road all weekend with my band, and when I come home tired and hungry, I want comfort food for dinner. Usually that translates into Trader Joe's Mandarin Orange Chicken, but I figured I'd change it up a bit this evening. I'd been wanting to try borscht for awhile now, and I found this pre-prepared jar of it at Your Dekalb Farmers Market last week. My original intention was to make it from scratch, but since the GF wasn't that interested in it, I didn't want to end up with a gallon of it on hand for me to finish. So, this Gold's brand would have to suffice for my trial run.

I read online that borscht can be served several different ways (hot/cold, with/without meat), but I decided to keep it traditional and eat it as is, with a little sour cream added. I also boiled a couple of small potatoes as suggested for a side, since the soup itself didn't have much going on by itself (the only ingredients were water, beets, sugar, salt, and garlic). I really like beets, so I didn't expect this to disappoint, and I was right. It was way better than I expected, and the borscht had a nice sweetness along with the beet flavor that I love. The sour cream added some creaminess, and I ended up dunking pieces of potato into the mix instead of eating them plain.

Good stuff. Now that I know I like it, I may attempt making it from scratch soon. If anyone has any suggestions for recipes, please let me know!


  1. definitely do one meat.....cucumbers and dill for cruchy garnish alonf with the sour cream


  2. Thanks, I will definitely try that!