Monday, April 28, 2014

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

Super simple and and tasty honey glazed baby carrots.

My name is Danielle and I am a food blogger with...a picky eater for a child.  I know I have mentioned before how Little Man is picky.  I have mentioned how it's getting worse.  But you guys - it's bad.  He will basically only eat pasta with butter and parmesan cheese.  It's like he's going backwards and I am not happy.  He ate tater tots last night and turned his nose up at a delicious cheeseburger - what is going on here?  You know what else - if his school cafeteria makes the same thing I make at home, he loves it! Yes - apparently our cheeseburgers are too big for his mouth but the school burgers are perfect (our burgers were not that big).  Advice please!!

Also - if he likes something new that I forced him to try ("no thank you bites" are mandatory in our house) he'll pretend he doesn't like it.  I don't get it.  I made these carrots in hopes that a sweet honey glaze would make him happy.  I made sure to serve him his without "green stuff."  Did he like it?  I think so - I think I saw him grab a few more but he won't admit it.  That's as good as it gets when it comes to Little Man and vegetables.

Sweet Girl loved them -green stuff and all!  I thought they were the perfect way to dress up a bag of carrots and the sweet glaze along with the coarse salt I topped it with was perfect.  I will definitely be trying this one again - and Little Man will admit he loves these too....or at least likes them a little bit.

recipe from Southern Food
1 1/2 - 2 pounds baby carrots
salt and pepper
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons brown sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon

Place carrots in a saucepan.  Cover with water and a teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and continue to cook for about 15 minutes or until the carrots become fork tender.  Drain the carrots and set aside.
Add the butter to the saucepan, over med-low heat and melt.  Add in the honey and brown sugar  and stir until the sugar dissolves.  Add in the lemon juice and then return the carrots to the pan.  Stir carrots well until they are completely glazed and hot.  Top with chopped parsley, salt and pepper if desired.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Danielle,
    We love carrots and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Miz Helen


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