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  1. Tuesday, March 19

    Ginger Candied Vegetables {and a giveaway from Libby’s with another chance at some Le Creuset!}

    This giveaway is now closed, but there is other good stuff in this post, so keep reading…the glaze on these veggies is yum!

    Today’s post is chockfull of great stuff. A recipe, helpful resources AND a giveaway. Are you ready? Let’s go!

    I cannot believe that Passover and Easter are NEXT WEEK. Where does the time go? I blame the Daylight Savings Fairy.

    Libby’s® Fruits & Vegetables recently contacted me about creating a side dish recipe for Easter and/or Passover that uses carrots, peas and corn. I thought and thought and decided candied vegetables would taste pretty darn good, especially with a little ginger thrown into the mix. So Little Chef Anna and I hit the kitchen and started creating. She looked into the big container of brown sugar and exclaimed in disbelief, “Brown sugar and salt and pepper?!?!” I assured her it would be delicious. Once she took a bite, she agreed!

    The glaze for these veggies would be delicious on a host of vegetables, not just carrots, peas and corn, although carrots lend themselves very  nicely to this treatment. Feel free to experiment with your veggies! I like the salty sweet flavor and the ginger adds a nice layer of flavor. This side dish would be a nice complement to all kinds of Easter feasts!

    Libby’s, the company sponsoring today’s giveaway, has two new fabulous resources for you that help make the meal planning process easier and more inspiring. We wanted to share them with you today!

    • Libby’s Digital Recipe Box: The Digital Recipe Box application just launched on Facebook. It houses more than 100 recipes and allows users to share, like and print recipes to their heart’s content. The app also allows you to plan meals by dish, ingredient or type of gathering. You will also find the recipes featured on the…wait for it…
    • Libby’s Pinterest Page: The Pinterest page is also brand-spakin’ new, featuring recipes, family activity ideas, nutrition tips and more!

    Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Giveaway time! And we have MORE Le Creuset to share with you!

    One lucky, randomly-selected winner will receive a variety of Libby’s® Fruits & Vegetables product as well as a Le Creuset 10.5″ Oblong Grill Pan in Ink. Oh how I LOVE Le Creuset’s Ink.

     

    Here’s how to enter!

    Be sure to leave separate comments for each additional entry. All comments must be posted by Midnight PT on Monday, March 25. (Prize must be shipped to a U.S. address.)

     

     

    Good luck with the giveaway! Big thank to Libby’s! And, without further ado, today’s recipe!

    Ginger Candied Vegetables {and a giveaway from Libby's with another chance at some Le Creuset!}
     
    From Jane Maynard, This Week for Dinner
    Author:
    Ingredients
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • 2 15-ounce cans Libby’s Gourmet Baby Carrots, drained
    • 1 15-ounce can Libby’s whole corn, drained
    • 1 15-ounce can Libby’s all-natural peas, drained
    • (This glaze would be good on other types of veggies, too. Shoot for 3-4 pounds total of vegetables if you mix things up. Blanched or steamed vegetables would work very well.)
    Instructions
    1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add brown sugar, ginger, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until sugar crystals are mostly dissolved (about 3 or 4 minutes total). Add veggies, stir and cook until vegetables are heated through. Serve immediately. Makes about 10-15 servings.

     

    This post was sponsored by Libby’s – payment was received for services rendered.