Sunday, December 18, 2011
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
I think I've made it pretty clear that we don't eat a lot of cooked veggies in our house. Sad but true. We do eat some- but most of the time we turn up our noses.
And one of the cooked veggies we abhore is carrots. Raw- awesome. Cooked- death. Yeah- it's that bad.
But then our kid's nanny was all like, "Hey, I fed your girls some honey glazed carrots today & they loved them!"
And I was all like, "Really? But...we hate cooked carrots."
Then I looked at my girls & though, "who ARE you?"
But then I got to thinking about how terrible my eyes are & how terrible the husband's eyes are...& decided that carrots are a good thing. And cooking them takes away 95% of the choking risk (seriously, if there is 1 think I ALWAYS choke on it's raw carrots) so maybe I should give it a shot.
So glazed carrots happened last night.
And guess what?
....I liked them. ::gasp::
I know- it sounds crazy but it's true. I was like- wow. Carrots with sugar = delish. And healthy- sort of. Right?
Regardless- I offered some to the girls & my eldest ate them without complaint. My 1 year old spit them out- but babies are finnicky creatures who are not to be trusted.
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots (via southern food)
2 lbs of baby carrots
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 tblsp of butter
4 tlsp of honey
3 tblsp packed brown sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
ground pepper & parsley (garnish)
Directions: Toss the carrots in a sauce pan, top with cold water & salt. Bring to a boil & cook for 15 minutes (or until tender). Drain & set aside.
Using the same saucepan (sans the carrots) melt the butter over medium heat & then stir inthe sugar & honey. Cook & stir untilt he sugar dissolves, then add the lemon juice & gently stir in the carrots. Continue to heat & gently stir the carrots until they're hot & glazed.
Serve with black pepper & parsley (if you want. i just used pepper)
You guys- so.good. And simple.
I made the husband try a piece (which he fought me so hard on) in the hopes that he'd agree & declare his love for glazed carrots...no dice.
He actually gagged. But he's dramatic like a lady so yeah. Whatever. His loss. More carrots for me & mine.