So this is finals week… I think I’ll roast some veggies

So this is finals week… I think I’ll roast some veggies

Finals Week.
It’s suppose to go like this:

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But….. my hard test was on Monday and I have to stick around to take one more final on Thursday… night..

A girl can only study so much! And with all my friends actually having tests and study sessions and such, this pretty much summarizes my life.

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So here I am, going to actually have time to blog again!
In the spirit of it being cold, illness abounding, and everyone wanting to eat healthy these next few days before the big Christmas feast I thought it only right to let you all in on a little secret of mine that has been my lifesaver these past few months…

Are you ready for this?

ROASTED VEGETABLES!

You’re not impressed? You’ve had roasted veggies before? You think I’m wasting your time?
Well, my blog my rules.
So here it comes: the inside scoop on how to prepare roasted veggies like a champ

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First off, for about 4-5 servings, I like to choose 1 starchy vegetables (a squash of some sort-buttercup, acorn, etc., or one BIG potato/sweet potato), 1/2 an onion, 1 bell pepper (or another flavorful vegetable) and a small non-starchy vegetable (zucchini, asparagus, fresh green beans)

IMG_4200You can really do this in a bazillion and one ways! (yes, exactly 1 bazillion and 1.) In the picture above, I used carrots instead of zucchini, a small buttercup squash and a Russet potato – and used a cajun seasoning salt mix.

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The Perfect Roasted Veggies

By Kris Published: December 17, 2014

  • Yield: 5 servings Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 5 mins

Finals Week. It's suppose to go like this:   But..... my hard test was on Monday and I have to stick around to take …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*F and spray 2 baking sheets with non-stick spray.
  2. Wash all your produce and chop to equal sized pieces.
  3. Toss with oil and seasoning.
  4. Dump veggies in a single layer on the baking sheets, throw them in the oven, set the timer for 45 minutes and walk away.
  5. 45 minutes later, turn off the buzzer (unless you really wanna grind your roommates gears!), remove from the oven and DEVOUR! Veggies should be slightly golden and caramelized. Nom.

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IMG_3947This one used broccoli, a sweet potato, zucchini and carrots! So. Many. Choices! Isn’t it great how God gives us so many different foods to play around with! Yes I said play, I firmly believe you should play with your food. 🙂

For those of your with stressful finals weeks – may the curve be ever in your favor!



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