Thing the first: When the cookbook says that the skins will slip off of your beets easily after cooking, what they leave unsaid is that the beet is liable to flip up into the air and then roll right down the front of your clothes and onto the floor, leaving a red mess everywhere.
Thing the second: Tuck, apparently, likes beets.
Because Several People Have Asked
I hadn't really mentioned it because it felt odd putting it out there to a lot of people I don't know, but we do have a wedding registry on Amazon. It's not big and most of the items have already been purchased for us.
Since David & I have been around the block a few times and aren't kids just starting out, we actually didn't need very much, but we thought it would be a good opportunity to get a set of matching plates to replace the hodgepodge we have and upgrade a few aged small kitchen appliances. Now I just need to pull out all the old stuff and rearrange things neatly before we have visitors next week.