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Glazed Baby Carrots

Jonni McCoy is the author of Miserly Meals (2002 Bethany House), Miserly Moms: Living on One Income in a Two Income Economy (2001 Bethany House), and Frugal Families -- Making the Most of your Hard Earned Money (2003 Bethany House Publ...

Thanksgiving side dishes

These baby carrots are sweetly glazed with maple syrup - a colorful side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Glazed Carrots

Ingredients

1 lb. peeled baby carrots
1/4 tsp. salt
3 cups water
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)
1/8 teaspoon powdered ginger

Directions

In a large saucepan, add the carrots, salt and water. Over medium heat, boil the carrots for 15 minutes. Pour carrots into a colander and let excess water drip off of them. Let sit in colander until the sauce is ready.

In the same empty saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, maple syrup and ginger. Do not burn this mixture. Add back the carrots and gently toss them until well coated with the glaze (1 to 2 minutes). Turn onto a serving platter and drizzle remaining glaze over the carrots.

Cost per serving (1/2 cup): 24 cents.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves 5.

Nutrition information: Calories 68; Fat 2 grams; Cholesterol 6 mg; Carbohydrates 12 grams; Fiber 2 grams; Protein 1 gram; Sodium 214 mg

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