Sunday, September 26, 2010

"Sweet Baby" Carrots

Let me start by explaining the "Sweet Baby" part of the recipe.  I always ask Little Man if he is Momma's sweet baby.  He nods.  I ask him are you Daddy's sweet baby and he nods.  Yep, you are our sweet baby and always will be.  I thought it fitting to name them "sweet baby" carrots.  Granted, he didn't eat any the day I made them...I think he would like them any other day that he wasn't trying to exert his independence by not eating what we serve! :)

Okay, onto the recipe.  Here's what you will need:

(1) 12 oz. package baby carrots
1 cup water
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinammon (more if you want)

Start by combining the baby carrots, water, brown sugar and butter in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil over high heat, uncovered.  Once they come to a boil, turn the heat down to medium and continue to cook for 15-20 minutes.  The carrots should be tender and most of the liquid should be evaporated at this point.  Just before removing from heat, stir in honey and cinammon.  Serve up and enjoy!

These carrots are deliciously sweet!  Like a little candied carrot.  We couldn't believe Little Man didn't want to even try them, oh well more for us!  Hopefully next time he will give them a try.  I'm sure the nutritional value of these carrots is the equivalent of a giant cookie, but when you have the chance to make carrots taste super sweet, why pass it up?

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