Scrub thoroughly after green tops are removed, and place in oven to bake till tender.
Scrub and wash the beets after green tops are removed, place in cold water, let boil till tender, remove from fire, drain, immerse quickly in cold water to make skins peel easily. Peel and serve with butter, pepper and salt.
Use boiled beets and boiled potatoes in the proportion of two cupfuls chopped potatoes to one of beets. Mix, and put in a buttered frying pan with a little water. Add butter size of a walnut to each cupful of the vegetables, season with pepper and salt, and stir and cook till not too moist.