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Friday, April 9, 2010

New way to eat BROCCOLI

Whenever I hear other parents say that their kids don't like veggies I find this hard to understand, cause my kids go for that first on their plate. One of our family's favorites is Broccoli! Here is an easy and really yummy way (with a couple of variations) that hopefully everyone in your family will love.

You will need:

Broccoli crowns cut up into individual florets
olive oil
minced garlic
chili pepper

Place cut broccoli in a medium casserole dish. Drizzle about one tbs of olive oil per broccoli crown over Broccoli. Next, stir in garlic (I like about a tbs or two, but my mom would like a tsp, so adjust to your preferences) and a few sprinkles of chili powder. Stir to make sure you get it all distributed evenly. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes... if it seems to be getting dried out, add some more olive oil.

Variation one-- prepare as above, but place on foil and on the grill. The broccoli is unbelievably good this way-- just turn once or twice-- it will be so moist and tender!

Variation two-- instead of the chili pepper, add about a tsp. - tbs. of balsamic vinegar and stir it around. Again, so good... let me know how it goes for you in your kitchen :) Its nice because its one dish from oven to table!


angie said...

Thanks for the tips for preparing broccoli. I have plenty to use this week! At the produce market, I saw of bag of pre-cut broccoli florets. It contains 16 cups and no waste since there is no stem. The entire bag was only $1.50. Tonight, I made shephard's pie with broccoli and carrots. Sunday night it was broccoli and mushrooms on the grill. Saturday night was steamed broccoli sprinkled with parmesan. And there is still 1/2 of the bag left!

Becky said...

what a good deal on broccoli! Great ideas angie!