We’re all busy people. We work; we tend to our families; we go out with friends; we raid with our guilds/save the universe/kill all the monsters; we try to sleep. Some days, the cycle is so maddening it’s not until moments before bedtime that you realize you haven’t eaten a decent meal all day (if you’ve eaten much of anything at all). Well here’s a super quick dish that you could easily squeeze in for lunch or dinner. It consists only of four ingredients — carrots, butter, honey, and ground sage — so it doesn’t require a fully-stocked kitchen. There’s a little chopping require, but you could whack through a bag of baby carrots if you don’t have regular-sized carrots. You will have to stand over the stove for a bit to make sure things don’t burn, but you’ll receive the lovely aromas of butter and sage, which are enough to calm even the most savage of souls. Granted, you’d want to include some protein and leafy greens with these carrots for a full meal, but having the carrots on their own is better than warming up that frozen something-or-other from the fridge or freezer. Plus, just think of all the wonderful beta-carotene! You need plenty of that to keep your eyesight sharp when raiding/saving/monster-hunting.
Honey-glazed Carrots with Sage
1 tablespoon butter
5-6 carrots, or about half a bag of baby carrots, roughly chopped
1-2 (or more) tablespoons of honey
1/2-1 teaspoon ground sage
salt and pepper to taste
1. Melt butter over medium heat in a skillet large enough to accommodate your amount of cut carrots. Let the butter brown slightly and then add in the carrots. Stir to coat.
2. Sauté the carrots about 10 minutes, or until they can be easily stabbed with a fork (yet aren’t mushy).
3. Drizzle in the honey a tablespoon at a time. Use enough so that it starts bubbling up around the carrots.
4. Continue to cook the carrots until the honey stops frothing and thickens up. Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper, and then add the sage. Stir.
5. Cook for a couple minutes more until you can just start to smell the sage.
6. Let cool for five minutes before serving.
Let’s see just how many blogs Cary can put on her roster before going mad! While you’ll find her here on occasion, you’ll more likely to catch her over on United We Game or Geek Force Network; or better yet, working on her own blog about gaming and nostalgia and such, Recollections of Play.