Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.
A little lemon juice brings out the vivid color in these beets and keeps the flavors bright, too. Fun fact: While acidic ingredients like vinegar and citrus juice turn green veggies brown because the acid kills the chlorophyll, the same ingredients help preserve the color in other vegetables like red and yellow beets (or even white asparagus). If rosemary isn't your thing, thyme would work well here, and lemon thyme would be even better. Adding lemon rind at the end lends a little floral aroma and flavor. Delicate ingredients like zest are always best added at the end of the cooking process or else their flavor dissipates. A touch of honey amplifies the natural sweetness of the beets and subtly glazes the veggies.