Cooked Carrots Recipe

One of our families favorite side dishes are Cooked Carrots, made just how my mother in law makes them!Cooked Carrots |

You know yesterday as I was driving home all I could think about was the gift of time. I always say “I have no time.” I really do feel this way. I am so busy with kids, family, school, and this blog that I have no time for anything else. Yes I work in play dates and visiting family but it can be tough to do everything. The kids have been home since early Tuesday because we had a crazy snow storm here in NC. So I have been on duty a lot this week.  Yesterday my husband said, “Honey, just go. Go do your things, get a coffee and breathe.” See I had not even left the house all week because of the weather. We did go outside to play but just stayed in the neighborhood. So he knew, I needed time. So I went to Target, got a coffee, looked at candy that was on sale and came home. What I really appreciated though was time and how yesterday it felt like such a gift.Cooked Carrots |

Cooking these carrots, I feel the same way. To make them takes such little effort but the reward is big. All you have to do is peel the carrots, slice them into sticks, add to your pot with some garlic, salt and water and in 20 minutes you have a great side dish that would compliment any meal! This is something I try to make often when I need to get dinner on the table quick. They are the kind of side dish that is hassle free. You put them on and you really do not have to mess with them again until they are done, kind of like this soup I make and this pasta I make as well! ENJOY!Cooked Carrots |

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Cooked Carrots Recipe
Recipe type: side dish, dinner
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Serves: 4
Easy side dish ready in less than 30 minutes!
  • 4 cups carrot sticks, (about 5 carrots peeled and sliced)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup water
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a medium size pot add carrots, garlic and water. Stir.
  2. Place on medium low heat and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir occasionally.

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  1. says

    Yum Nancy!! I am trying to eat more veggies and this sounds great.
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  2. says

    You are so right…time is precious and such a gift we take for granted. With school and blogging, I hardly have time to do anything for myself because any free time is dedicated to spend with the husband and family. I’m so glad your husband gave you some precious time to breathe. These carrots look so simple and yet so delicious!! Will try them next time I need a side. Pinned!
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  3. says

    How sweet of your hubby to recognize you needed some time to yourself!! We all definitely need some recharging now and again, and what better place than target?! 😉 The carrots sound like the perfect side dish!
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