Posted by: Kelsey Avers | April 25, 2010

Amazing Recipe #7: Side dish: Sweetie-time Carrots

Growing up I was always told that eating carrots will be good for my eyes and would prevent me from having to wear glasses like my dad. Well, I ate a lot of carrots, and I still had to wear glasses eventually. But that doesn’t mean they don’t work! And even if they don’t, carrots have plenty of other benefits, as you can read in this article, 25 Facts About Carrots.

This recipe is great for college students. I would recommend getting your carrots at small marketplaces instead of big chain grocery stores; you’ll find that they will be a lot cheaper in bigger quantities, which is great if you’re doubling the recipe for a multiple-person dinner. Not only is it a great side dish, but it could also serve as a quick, sugary, mid-meal snack.

Sweetie-time Carrots

Sugary goodness

Serving size: 2 side servings
Prep/Cook Time: About 15 minutes from start to finish

Ingredients
– 4 medium carrots (can use baby carrots or whole, uncut carrots)
– 2 tablespoons butter
– 2 tablespoons white  sugar
– 1-teaspoon mint or thyme (optional)

Directions
– Wash and peel carrots
– Cut carrots (If you’re using whole carrots, slice them. If you’re using baby carrots, you can either keep them whole or slice them)
– Cook carrots in boiling water until tender
– Drain carrots, put aside
– Melt butter in saucepan
– Add sugar to melted butter, mix
– Add carrots to mixture until glazed/slightly brown
– Add teaspoon of mint, thyme, or other preferred seasoning if desired

Serve as a side dish in any meal where the element of veggies are needed. I served mine with Magic Potatoes Version 2.0 (quickie recipe for one), and a NY Strip Steak, which I bought for just $3.00 on Manager’s Special!

The fabulous result!

A meal fit for college royalty!

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