We left for Washington State on July 5th; just shy of a year ago. It has been a bittersweet experience. We miss our friends so incredibly much, and think of them daily. Their companionship, conversation, laughter, shoulder to cry on, ideas to bounce back and forth, and their genuineness is something that cannot be replaced.
Our recent journey back to CA was incredible. This recipe makes me think of one of my besties, Brianne Wells. It was at her house, prior to her son’s birthday party, that I was asked to prepare this. I love everything about it. Thank you Brianne for this recipe.
I will miss gathering this year, as we have done for the last 14 years or so, to celebrate our favorite holiday alongside you and your family. Cheers! I’ll be eating this beet salad on Saturday, and be thinking of you guys.
6 large beets or 5 1/2 cups of medium diced beets
1 cup dill pickles, mince
1/2 cup “mayo”
1/4 cup pickle juice
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. dried dill
1 tsp. sea salt or to taste
dash ground black pepper
Steam diced beets until tender. Set aside and allow to cool. In a mixing bowl, prepare “dressing” by combining pickles, mayo, pickle juice, garlic, dill, sea salt, and black pepper. Whisk well. Add the dressing to the steamed beets, and mix well. Allow to chill for two hours.