In my quest to get my family to eat vegetables (hubby included) I've had to make some concessions. Adding a little bit of sweetness to this dish will at least entice my picky eater to try it. It's a compromise I was willing to make. She tried it, still hasn't cast her final vote but I think I won that battle. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Honestly, I really like this dish. It's one I make fairly often because it is a quick and easy side using ingredients I always have on hand. My hubby loves it and that's always a good reason to make it. I like that it gives just a hint of sweetness and really helps the spices stick to it.
Simple Honey Glazed Carrots
1 lb ready to eat baby carrots or peeled and cut regular carrots
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp honey
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
Cook carrots, in a covered saucepan, in a small amount of water for 8 to 10 minutes. Or steam carrots for 8 to 10 minutes. I like mine with a little bite to them still so I tend to do 8 minutes. Drain water if needed. Add butter, honey, and Italian seasoning to pan and cook over low heat until everything is melted and combined. Salt and pepper to taste.