Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beat it

Last night we enjoyed some homemade pickled beets with dinner. Between us we managed to finish the jar, leaving only some pieces of onion floating in the tangy red liquid.

As we cleared the table, Ron grabbed the jar and announced that he would dump the contents down the drain. He knew this would annoy me because I am a fervent composter.

"No, it goes into the green bin." I carefully strained out the solid vegetable matter, then bent over the compost bucket and coaxed the pieces out of the jar.

Whack! Whack! Whack!

Ron decided to administer an impromptu paddling while I was in the appropriate position.

"Beats, beets. Get it?" he chortled, as his hand warmed my bottom.

"Yes, I - ouch! - get it. Very funny."

You've gotta love a man who enjoys his homonyms. But I think that tomorrow we'll have bread and butter pickles with dinner.

From Hermione's Heart

13 comments:

Our Bottoms Burn said...

I love beets. Homemade or store bought. Bacall will not touch them.

Poppy said...

I love beets too, yummy, yummy. Now I want some.

Rayne said...

I certainly envy you, your life with a spanko in such close proximity, Hermione :) LOL

ronnie said...

I just love Ron's humour.

I don't like bets. Stems from having to eat them on school dinners yuck.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Hermione said...

Bogey - That means all the more for you then,

Poppy - Have you tried the golden ones? Same great flavour but a diffeent colour.

Rayne - It's a real advantage sometimes. He keeps me on my toes.

Ronnie - Yeah, he's a riot. Too bad you don't like beets. They're good for you.

Hugs,
Hermione

Erica said...

Pickles? You may very well find yourself in a pickle! :-)

Sorry, but I'm with Bacall -- no no NO to beets.

Hermione said...

Erica - Not even when they're in borscht? But they make trips to the bathroom so very interesting!

Hugs,
Hermione

Zelle said...

OOOOH! I love beets/beats! My G'pa used to have us put beets on top of cottage cheese.. and now that's my favorite way to eat beets!

I think you should try pickled eggs instead of pickles.. period! LOL

Hermione said...

Zelle - That sounds yummy! Now, pickled eggs are another matter. I don't think I've ever tried one.

Zelle said...

Hermione.. I just drop hard boiled eggs into the beet juice and keep them in the fridge a few days.. then the eggs tasted yummy! And they are a very pretty color! (ps..take the shells off first! LOL)

redxxx said...

Great thought by Ron.... Spankings should be fun! ( at lest for one of the participants.
Red

Daisychain said...

Hahaha, and you just said on Bonnie's brunch that your spankings are always scheduled... I guess Ron has been reading it, eh? ;) xxxxxxx

Hermione said...

Zelle - Thanks. I'll try that. Sounds lovely to look at, and might be fun to use the egg chopped in potato salad.

Red - Ours are always fun, for both of us.

Daisy - Do you think he's one of Bonnie's fans too? Hmmm...

Hugs,
Hermione