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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lemony Carrots & Potatoes



If you're looking for a nice side dish, I've got a great suggestion -- potatoes and carrots in a lemony butter sauce. And, yep, it meets Gumbo Writer requirements of easy, cheap and good! Serve with any entree and fresh asparagus to complete the meal.

Lemony Carrots & Potatoes

6 large baking potatoes
1 medium bag of fresh baby carrots
1 stick butter, or equivalent of Smart Balance spread
1 lemon
Sea salt and pepper

Bring large pot of water to boil. Peel and cube potatoes and add to pot along with carrots you've cut in half. Cook on medium-high until soft (but not mushy). Drain in colander.

While veggies are in colander, add butter to pot. When it's completely melted, add veggies back to pot. Season to taste. Cut lemon in half and squeeze juice over carrots and potatoes, being careful not to include lemon seeds. Stir until mixed well. Cover with lid and let sit 10 minutes, then stir again.

Zesty and yummy! Serves 8-10.



20 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Yummers! We love lemon-pepper stuff at our house, and that might be a good way to serve up some veggies.

Michelle H. said...

I bet nobody leaves your house hungry or unhappy. My GAWD! My mouth is watering...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Janna - sweet & savory in the same dish. mmmm

Would you believe my kidlets prefer to spend their own money to eat out or grab fast food, Michelle? Breaks a momma's heart. One day they'll appreciate me........ ha

Terri Tiffany said...

FINALLY!! you made a recipe I can eat! Can I use lemon juice instead?

Lucia said...

Looks Yummy, you have a new follower! Me. Cheers!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Halleluia and I feel like shouting BINGO!, Terri. :) Yeah, lemon juice will work almost as well.

Hey Lucia, and thanks for stopping in and following!

lakeviewer said...

yUMMY! I'm having this for lunch.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I love lemon! Sounds yummy -

Karen said...

Oooo, I'll have to try that! But I can't believe you didn't add a dash of Tobasco??

Just kidding-sounds great.

A Mom on Spin said...

Yummmm. . . me!

dellgirl said...

Oh, this sounds and looks sooooooo delicious! I'm trying this and, I'm no Betty Crocker, don't like to cook. Better yet, I'll tell the cook (Mr. Dellgirl). He likes to cook from scratch. Hahaaaaa I like opening cans and packages. Just kidding.

Great post!

Angie Ledbetter said...

lakeviewer, lemme know how it turned out!

Kat - It's something you'd definitely like. Goes well with tofu and sticks. LOL

Karen, not a hot spicy dish. Strange, right? :)

Hey Mom on Spin Liz!

dellgirl - It really is SIMPLE. Make Mr.Dell make ya some.

Amie said...

Hmmm . . . I bet that would be tasty sans carrots, too!

Anonymous said...

All her kids appreciate her, even me. Another weiner here Angie. Michelle, I promise you if you get here, you will want your belongings shipped to you. I promise.
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

Amie - Prolly so!

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Oren. We'll drag Michelle here sooner or later!

Marguerite said...

Thia recipe has my daughter's name on it! She loves potatoes and carrots, so this is a must try. Looks great, sha!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hope you try it. It might be good with some crushed fresh mint too. :) Hoooboy!

Jessica said...

Wow, I think I might actually try to make this tonight. Yeah. I can boil stuff. *wink*
Thanks for the recipe! :-)

Durgagirl said...

OH DELISH! It's vegetarian..AWESOMENESS.I am now wiping off the drool from my keyboard and can't wait to give this a try. Thanky for the visual thrill;)

Adrienne

Angie Ledbetter said...

Jessica & Durgagirl, glad ya enjoyed this recipe. Soooo easy and yummers.

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