Roasted Veggies

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I love roasted vegetables – they are simple to make and healthy, but I hadn’t made any in quite some time. I bought some zucchini and mushrooms a couple of weeks ago and roasted them with onions. They were DELICIOUS! In fact, they were so delicious, I made more this week :) . I had some tomatoes that needed eaten before they went bad, so I decided to roast those with mushrooms and onions.

Here’s the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 small container of whole mushrooms
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the mushrooms in half, then cut the tomatoes and onions into pieces of a similar size as the cut mushrooms.
  3. Put all veggies in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil. Stir to coat. Add more olive oil if necessary.
  4. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Stir.
  5. Pour mixture onto a baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until veggies are tender, but still have a little crunch. If desired, stir the veggies about halfway through (I usually don’t).

I’m not a huge fan of roasted tomatoes, but it’s just what I had on hand. Use whatever veggies you have! Just keep in mind, you may have to adjust the roasting time depending on how crunchy the veggies are that you begin with (e.g., broccoli would probably take longer to cook).

Here is another roasted veggie recipe you could try!

What is your favorite roasted veggie recipe? I’m always looking for new ones :) .

Food for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is less than a week away…boy how time flies. If you are anything like me, you’re trying to decide what dish to cook for the big meal. Below are several simple recipes that would be great for a Thanksgiving meal. I’ve made all of these, and highly recommend them!

Brown Sugar Ham

If you are hosting Thanksgiving, this is a great main dish.

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Source: crockingirls.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 ham, pre-cooked, bone-in, spiral cut (mine was 11lbs)
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits, undrained

Directions:

  1. Cover the bottom of the roaster with brown sugar.
  2. Place ham on top of brown sugar and add the pineapple with the juice. Sprinkle ham with more brown sugar.
  3. Cover and cook on low (about 200 degrees) for about 8 hours.

The original recipe said to use a crockpot, but I didn’t have one big enough to fit an 11lb ham.

Parmesan Ranch Mushrooms & Green Beans

This recipe works really well because you can throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot in the morning, then you’re done. It’ll be ready by lunch.   Continue reading »