My friend Mariterese called me yesterday with a quick tidbit on how to easily roast beets. I absolutely adore them, but hate to peel them. Her little tip was a miracle cure - roast them in aluminum foil, just like a baked potato. Since I was in the mood for summer vegetables last night, I decided to try the technique. I scrubbed them and brushed them with a little olive oil and covered them with aluminum foil and baked them at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes ( they were large size). And just like Mariterese said - Viola! - the skins just slid off and I was left with a perfectly skinned gorgeous ruby red beet! Slicing them and adding Italian green beans and fresh chopped tomatoes from my garden to the plate, I had a hearty vegetable treat for dinner. I did use the shaved Parmesan cheese from Costco. It's a handy way to have delicious shaved Parmesan cheese on hand - available in their chilled pasta section and is called Cello's Grana Padano. Sprinkle a little sea salt, coarsely ground pepper, and crumbled bacon on top and you are ready for a lite summer dinner. Be sure to visit www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com for Foodie Friday for many interesting recipes and cooking tips.