Welcome to this week’s Tasty Tuesday. I hope you all had a nice Easter. We sure had a feast on the table. Mom and I prepared the meal, and I chose this week’s recipe as one of the side dishes.
The only thing missing from the table picture are the deviled eggs. I think I snapped this picture, and then Mom remembered they were in the frig. At least we remembered them this year. One year, we remembered them after dinner was finished. I even fixed the broccoli/corn casserole that I shared the recipe for a couple weeks ago. It’s in the bottom right of the picture, and everyone enjoyed it.
This week’s recipe, Glazed Baby Carrots, comes out of The Busy Mother’s Cookbook. I don’t eat carrots unless they are raw with dip or mixed with other veggies in either a soup or pot pie, so I knew I wouldn’t eat this dish. And I wasn’t sure anyone else would with the ingredients used, but I figured I’d give it a shot.
Glazed Baby Carrots, Esther, The Busy Mother’s Cookbook, page 102
1 (1 oz.) pkg. Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing mix
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1 (16 oz.) pkg. ready to eat peeled baby carrots (cooked, boiled or steamed)
Melt butter and sugar in a large skillet. Add carrots and dressing mix. Stir well. Cook over medium heat until hot and glazed, about 5 minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.
I used two cans of carrots (drained) instead of a pack of baby carrots, and they worked just as well. I also used a saucepan instead of a skillet. Mom, Dad, and Danny said they were really tasty, so that was good. I just couldn’t imagine mixing the Ranch dressing mix with the sugary glaze, but it worked for a tasty side dish.
The Busy Mother’s Cookbook is available at a lot of locations throughout Lancaster County. I know Gordonville Book Store has some in stock. I saw them while there on Thursday. Also, Belmont Fabrics has them for sale.
Hope you have a good week and don’t have too much Easter candy lying around. Hubby has a couple bags of just black jelly beans which he knows are safe from me. I don’t like black jelly beans. Give me all of the other colors though, and I’m a happy girl. Enjoy your Tuesday.