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Old 08-02-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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TNT-carrots for picky eaters :)

While Olivia and Ethan are picky about meat, they adore fruits and veggies..They were here today and we picked tomatoes, then cut them into a dice for little fingers, had some cubed ham which they both will eat and they wanted carrots..So we diced and par-boiled them to a soft crunch, then I melted some butter went for the brown sugar and the cupboard was bare! So, I pulled out a jar of orange marmalade and added about a 1/4 of a cup to some melted butter til I got it to a semi soft consistency and then poured that over the carrots..My daughter and I were chatting and eating these nice fat focaccia sammies when she got my attention and nobbed at the kids..Both had eaten everything and were now taking their fingers and scraping up the sauce that was over the carrots..I tasted the sauce and it was really good..So now to try it out on the two picky ones and see what happens
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
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I qualify as a picky carrot eater! Par-boil is a must in a stews etc. I don't even put them in Chicken stock. Bell pepper is better! Anyway I might try this one Miss CJ.

Oh, thanks to you I have gained 5 lbs!!








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Old 08-02-2007, 10:34 PM   #3
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[quote=Uncle Bob]I qualify as a picky carrot eater! Par-boil is a must in a stews etc. I don't even put them in Chicken stock. Bell pepper is better! Anyway I might try this one Miss CJ.

Oh, thanks to you I have gained 5 lbs!!
ME!!! whatcha been eating there UB?
I groan every time I eat out as just about every dish has carrots slapped on it..To me it's like eating dirt UNless it's carrots that I've grown myself. I do think that long cold storage is the reason they taste and smell so awful..I find home grown sweet and good and will eat those, the rest get a thumbs down..These I did today were from a friends garden and were very good.. Okay, now fess up whatcha been eating? Not that peach pie and ice cream, huh

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Old 08-02-2007, 11:03 PM   #4
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Parboil the devil out of them and drain...add some butter and brown sugar and I can get them down. The orange marmalade sounds like a nice twist. Thats 1 lb gained. Talking about the peach pie was 1 lb. Reminding me of the peach pie 1 lb. If I make the pie..2 lbs minimum!! 1+1+1+2 = 5 lbs gain! And oh the Avacado stuff!!! Yikes! Oh my! I gotta go to bed and get my mind off of this!

Maybe I can sleep off a few lbs.... ZZZZZzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:06 PM   #5
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Parboil the devil out of them and drain...add some butter and brown sugar and I can get them down. The orange marmalade sounds like a nice twist. Thats 1 lb gained. Talking about the peach pie was 1 lb. Reminding me of the peach pie 1 lb. If I make the pie..2 lbs minimum!! 1+1+1+2 = 5 lbs gain! And oh the Avacado stuff!!! Yikes! Oh my! I gotta go to bed and get my mind off of this!

Maybe I can sleep off a few lbs.... ZZZZZzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Oh dear, I did it again..Sorry..Dream you're out jogging that will take care of. Hey there isn't any calories in my food, you didn't see them did you? So, then they are not there...
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:21 PM   #6
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Kadema you are too much Carrots are wonderful I do not care how you fix them but your idea was top drawer A Men
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:25 PM   #7
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Kadema you are too much Carrots are wonderful I do not care how you fix them but your idea was top drawer A Men
Thanks Dave, the kids sure loved them..I usually use brown sugar but the orange marmalade with those small pieces of orange rind were really nice.
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then I melted some butter went for the brown sugar and the cupboard was bare! So, I pulled out a jar of orange marmalade and added about a 1/4 of a cup to some melted butter til I got it to a semi soft consistency and then poured that over the carrots..
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It's tips like this that keeps me coming back to this forum. I recently canned 9 1/2 pints of orange maramlade! I do not/can not keep citrus in the house. Too far from a store that carries decent citrus. So I keep citrus oils, and now orange marmalade. I picked up a Krogers' brand of orange marmalade and the first two ingredients were; high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and put it back on the shelf. I bought mail order a can of orange marmalade mix, just add water and sugar. Bought it from The Vermont Country Store. Gonna try some on my carrots!!!
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I may try this one. Not a carrot lover unless I am using it as a "shovel" for dip.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:10 AM   #10
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It's tips like this that keeps me coming back to this forum. I recently canned 9 1/2 pints of orange maramlade! I do not/can not keep citrus in the house. Too far from a store that carries decent citrus. So I keep citrus oils, and now orange marmalade. I picked up a Krogers' brand of orange marmalade and the first two ingredients were; high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and put it back on the shelf. I bought mail order a can of orange marmalade mix, just add water and sugar. Bought it from The Vermont Country Store. Gonna try some on my carrots!!!
Beth,
now your tip about the Vermont Country Store has made my day. I just got a new catalogue yesterday and I'm going to look and see if I can find the item in there. If not I'll go online and order it. I buy from them often and am always pleased.I love all the old time items that i remember as a child..
Thanks Beth.
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