Glazed Carrots

I almost always have carrots growing in my garden. It’s not that I can’t get perfectly good carrots at the grocery. It’s for the kids in my life. The excitement of pulling something out of the ground and eating never gets old. The question that then presents itself is – what to do with them?

This is a simple recipe that anyone’s kids can make, themselves.

1 lb. carrots, peeled, tops and tips cut off.
2 T. sweet butter (salted is fine, too)
4 T. light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the carrots into roughly the same sized pieces. Some small carrots will only be cut in half. Larger ones in three or four pieces.

Combine the butter, sugar, and water in a suitable pot.

Add the carrots and salt and pepper, and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then cover, and reduce to low heat.

Cook until the carrots are soft but not falling apart, about ten minutes, then remove the top and increase the heat to medium.

Simmer to evaporate the water and thicken the sugar butter mixture. Stir gently to coat the carrots in the glaze.

Serve right away!