Cider-Glazed Carrots

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Thanksgiving is this week?  How did that happen?!  I mean, I know it’s always the last Thursday of November, but it truly feels like it came out of no where.  I would like to know who was on America’s party-planning committee and decided it would be a dandy idea to squeeze all of the best holidays together in an 8-week period.

Okay, chaps!  We have trick-or-treating, feasting until we pass out, and stressing over getting the “it” toy for our little brats.  Oh, oh yes, let’s not forget ringing in the new year with 4,000 of our closest drunk comrades crying in every pub about how their lives and marriages amount to nothing.  I suggest we get them all out of the way in one fell swoop.  Then, years later, our great, great grandchildren will spend the following 6 weeks on internet dating sites frantically finding a significant other to spend Valentine’s Day with.  Sound good?

Ahh, holidays.  Gotta love them!  Unfortunately, I will be missing out on gorging myself this Thursday due to work, but fear not.  I pig out pretty much every day, so it all evens out in the end.

If you are hosting a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving meal, big or small, I hope this entry and my next couple will be of some use to you!  I came across this particular recipe last week when I had too many carrots on hand, and some amazing Wegman’s cider left over from my birthday.  Result:  my apartment smelled like apples and cinnamon for days.  Win.

Enjoy!


 

Materials:

  • pot with lid
  • spoon
  • measuring cup and spoons

Ingredients:

  • 1-lb package baby carrots
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 c apple cider
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, covering with melted butter.  Cook for about 5 minutes.FullSizeRender
  3. Add rest of ingredients and cover.  Simmer for about 10 minutes until carrots begin to soften.FullSizeRender
  4. Remove lid, and allow cider mixture to reduce to a thick, dark glaze (like syrup).  Stir occasionally.FullSizeRender
  5. Dish will be done when glaze has reduced to at least half its volume.
  6. Enjoy!FullSizeRender

 

Cider-Glazed Carrots

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 15min
  • Difficulty: medium
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Materials:

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  • pot with lid
  • spoon
  • measuring cup and spoons

Ingredients:

  • 1-lb package baby carrots
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 c apple cider
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add carrots, covering with melted butter.  Cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add rest of ingredients and cover.  Simmer for about 10 minutes until carrots begin to soften.
  4. Remove lid, and allow cider mixture to reduce to a thick, dark glaze (like syrup).  Stir occasionally.
  5. Dish will be done when glaze has reduced to at least half its volume.
  6. Enjoy!

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