Archive | June, 2013

Roasted Vegetables and Getting Back in the Swing of Things

25 Jun

This is one of my first posts in a long time. Like a very long time. Like people might have thought I was dead or became a hippie and gave up technology forever.

But no. Just popped out a baby. And if you have more than one you know what I’m saying when I say two is a lot different than one. Like I thought I was tired with one. Ha. HAHA. Girl you had it so good! That’s what I’d like to say to myself then. You could “nap when the baby naps” and shower and probably even eat then. But when you have two, those things seem like luxuries and might be considered neglect if you do them. Haha.

Anyway things have changed a lot. We are even shorter on time and money and trying to use both as wisely as we can.

Enter Aldi grocery stores. Do you hear the angels signing as well? If you do not have one of these stores near you I’m sorry. It has been wonderful getting to know this store. Everything is cheap!! And it’s good quality too. I don’t know how they do it! Well I’ve read some things but still. It has allowed me to provide a lot of produce for cheap for my family. Hence the title. (I bet you thought I forgot why I was even writing this in the first place didn’t you?).

I have been roasting everything! And it’s all good and good for you and easy! Yup easy is my middle name. Wait that came out wrong…..

Anyway vegetables. I’ve done sweet potatoes, kale, squash, zucchini, new potatoes, yellow potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, broccoli, cabbage. And they are all done about the same way. Cut up the vegetables, toss them in some olive oil, add salt and pepper and spread in one single layer on a nonstick or sprayed baking sheet. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until browned and cooked through at 350-400 degrees. We have this all the time and everyone raves about it and it seriously couldn’t be easier. And I love that I don’t have to stand at the stove. I can just throw them in and go play with the kiddos.

Enjoy!!

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