Friday, December 17, 2010

Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots - FFWD


This week's FFWD recipe was Spiced Butter-Glazed Carrots. Nice recipe, however, I should have doubled the seasonings. The carrots were good, but on the plain side. I like cardamom so really would have liked more of that, in particular.

As for the photo, my husband wanted to showcase my much-maligned talent for serving monochromatic meals. Why did I serve orange buttercup squash with the orange carrots and golden chicken schnitzel when I could have made green broccoli instead?? I even almost made some Yukon Gold potatoes! He added the pumpkin and the orange to the composition just to make it even more poignant (also the tomato - and for what? contrast?). So many of my meals are composed of same-color dishes (as this blog gets longer, there will be more evidence, I am sure). I usually don't even realize it until we plate everything up and then I wish I would have planned better :).

Also this week, I made the Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic from Around My French Table and a Borscht recipe from my sister (I think from a Moosewood cookbook). Two things I've never made before & both were great! 

8 comments:

  1. OMG...I have the exact same problem. I'll cook a wonderful meal with 2 or 3 sides and when it's all plated, I realize everything is the exact same color! Too funny!! Looks great anyway.

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  2. Cute! :) I'm making the carrots next - thanks for tip about the spices!

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  3. I loved these carrots! I will make them over and over again! Orange is a good food color!

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  4. These carrots look great. Good tips too I'm glad your enjoying the group it is a fun one. :)B

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  5. That's funny. Sometimes I make monochromatic meals, too. Maybe the tomato was meant to match the round squash and the round orange.

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  6. Thanks for the tip on the spices...I haven't made these yet, but will keep that in mind. Looks yummy!

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  7. Thanks for visiting, everyone :)

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  8. Your husband sounds hilarious. I can't wait to try these carrots myself!

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