Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Candied Carrots Recipe, chick day, cleaning day, storing dried herbs, Boardwalk Empire, Steve Buscemi

Sunday was a chic-a-rific day with the good typist: astrology,massage, hot tub, art, poetry,dinner and fine fine fine girl talk.  So yesterday I had to make up for all the work I didn't do on Sunday. I woke up early, cleaned the chicken coop, dug up what was left of the potatoes in the garden, cleaned the back  yard, cleaned the house,dressed and stored all the herbs I hung  3 weeks ago, made Jimmy his pudding in his little pudding cups, got all the laundry done and made fried breaded pork chops with green beans and candied carrots for dinner, then sat down with Jimmy and watched Boardwalk Empire.  Jimmy and I don't watch a lot of TV, but what we do watch we really enjoy . Shows we are currently watching are Madmen, Dexter, Supernatural (gotta have my weekly monsters) and now Boardwalk Empire. Steve Buscemi is brilliant as always and the show is very well written ,directed and produced. So, we will be following this one as long as it stays quality.

Whats that you said? Candied Carrots?

We have a gazillion carrots in  our garden right  now (thank you extended summer).  If you have an orangy abundance as well, you might like this simple recipe

Candied Carrots

4 large carrots cleaned and sliced
1 small onion diced large
3 tablespoons diced parsley
2 pats butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 or 3 tbsp turbinado (depends on how sweet you want them)

Mix vegetables and parsley in a  baking dish, Lay on the the butter pats, sprinkle the sugar over all the carrots, drizzle the olive oil over it , bake covered  at 350 degrees..  until carrots are tender (about  20 or 30 minutes)  then uncover and allow to very slightly brown (about 10 minutes). I usually bake it til the onions caramelise a little.    

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