Monday, November 12, 2012

Because it's the way we like them

If you were at our house last week, which you weren't, but if you were,
this is what you would have been served:

Roasted Brussel Sprouts on Sunday
Roasted Broccoli on Monday
Roasted Green Beans on Tuesday
Roasted Cauliflower on Wednesday
Roasted Brussel Sprouts on Thursday
Roasted Broccoli on Sunday (yes we did skip 2 days)

You get the idea.

At first I would use this winning recipe. Read the 1,556 reviews
and you'll see what I mean.

*Then it became just a quick toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss. Roast in 400' oven.

We love the little blackened tips. Roasting also brings out the sweetness of the vegetables.
Last year I was more into throwing all kinds of vegetables together for different combos.
But now I like a one vegetable specialty.

And no, in case you are wondering, vegetables are not all we have for dinner.

*I steam mine a little before roasting,
but only because I probably need them a bit softer than you do.


Heidi Garvin said...

I add a couple cloves of chopped garlic to my roasted broccoli for an added kick! Sometimes even a dash or two of cayenne pepper, too.

I have never thought to try roasting my green beans! I will have give it a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration.

Grandma Honey said...

Thanks Heidi. Actually I often throw in garlic too. Sometimes also some red pepper pieces.

Anonymous said...

Yum! What is that main course in your picture?

Fisher Family Fun said...

Richard cuts the brussel sprouts in half, steams them and then throws them in a frying pan with butter, salt and pepper! Very yummy!

Karen Mortensen said...

Looks wonderful. Wish I could have been there.

Sue said...

I LOVE roasted veggies. And I am going to try the brussel sprouts.


Richard said...

Ok. I'm convinced. I'm coming to move in with you...,

Nate and Julie said...

Mmmm! I love roasted veggies, especially brussel sprouts!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Gosh this is making me hungry. I too love roasted veggies.
Have missed you and wanted to come by and catch up with you.
Hope all is well and I enjoyed coming by tonight.

Lisa said...


Heidi Garvin said...

SUPER EXCITED to try with red pepper now!

Mar~ said...

I love roasted veggies too. One of my fav's is roasted asparagus.
I sprinkle a little coriander on my roasted cauliflower - love the brightness it adds to the roasted cauli...

Ammy said...

WE love roasted asparagus! John marinated it in italian dressing then before it's roasted he adds fresh parmasean cheese....I didn't know I liked apsaragus till he made that...

Grandma Honey said...

Ammy...Italian that idea. Sounds so good!

Mar~ Coriander? I'm not familiar with that spice. Now I want to find a place to smell it.

Rhonda~ I like the way he steams them first and then splits and fries them. Yum!

Darlene~ Our main course was Layered Ground Beef Casserole I made in the crock pot. If you want the easy recipe I'll send it to you.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'd like the recipe!