Monday, December 27, 2010

Don't forget to roast your vegetables.

Seriously.
Winter time is the best for this. SO easy.

Just cut them up in bite sized pieces, toss with a little olive oil and salt and pepper.  (I like lemon pepper.)

Put in a 400' oven and roast for about 30-45 minutes.
Root vegetables of all kinds are so available now. 
You can just do simply carrots, potatoes and onions if that's what you have. 

I made this tray last week and I think there were carrots, a sweet potato, onions, beets, kholrabi, and yellow pepper.
This week we had a combination of squash, rutabagas, fennel, and onions.
I've never tried a combination of vegetables that doesn't taste good.

Sorry about the ugly pan
We had tilapia and rolls with this, and these were the only vegetables left after dinner for the 2 of us. 
They are that good!


And the hot oven warms up the house.

17 comments:

cristie said...

this is a great reminder...i know what's for dinner tonight. xox

Richard said...

That actually looks good. It's appetizing to see something without chocolate on it after the last couple weeks...

Sue said...

I'm all over it! Thanks!!

=)

Karen Mortensen said...

That looks so good. I wish you wouldn't do this though. It just makes me sadder that we don't live near each other.

grandmapeg said...

Your roasted veggies look delicious!! I'm going to have to try this for sure! And don't all pans look like yours if we've used them? Thanks for sharing!!!

Rebecca said...

That looks SO good! What are the red vegs in the first picture? I am going to try this!

Rebecca said...

also, how did you cut them crinkley like that? i like it.

Grandma Honey said...

Rebecca...I use a 'Crinkle Cutter' made by Pampered Chef. I'm surprised you don't have one. It's probably my favorite kitchen utensil next to a knife. I don't use it because it crinkles things, I use it because it is SO EASY to cut things with...goes so quickly. If the link below doesn't work just google it.
www.pamperedchef.com/ordering/prod_details.tpc?prodId=31&words=herb

Grandma Honey said...

Rebecca~~~ Oh and the red vegs are a kind of beet. I like the striped ones much better than the solid red ones, but I can't remember what they are called. I just get them through our weekly vegetable club.

Grandma Honey said...

GrandmaPeg~~ Yes used pans usually look used :) but most people use nice dishes or platters so show off food on their blogs!

Grandmotherfairy said...

I think I have found a way to eat my vegetables! Thank you!!

darlene said...

OK, I'll try again. My comments aren't going through.
How do you cook your tilapia?

Rebecca said...

oh ok, I DO have one of those, I just don't use it, I need to pull it out I guess. The vegs look so nice cut this way! I also need to think out the box and use some different vegs! Thanks for the inspiration here, I sometimes feel like we are in a rut here with what we eat and I need to think up some different things, this gives me some ideas!

Grandma Honey said...

Darlene~~ I just buy the frozen wild tilapia in the indivdual pkgs at Trader Joes. They are lightly seasoned already, and then I just pan fry them in a little butter and olive oil. We love it!

Rebecca~ I can't believe you have one of those crinkle cutters and you don't use it. Mine saves me so much time and energy. Chop chop chop goes by so much quicker. Mine however has a straight edge, and the ones they sell now I noticed are rounded. I wonder if they work as well as mine does.
Also, we belong to a community vegetable club so we get a wide variety each week to try. I think you have something like that in your area, right?

Rebecca said...

I do and I need to start using it again. I love that it introduces you to new things.

Richard said...

I will bet they taste even better knowing Dennis walked 6 miles each way to the co-op farm each day to tend to your plot and bring the harvest home...

Kris said...

Those look SO SO good!