Garlic Roasted Veggies are a mix of cauliflower, carrots, and red skin potatoes tossed in olive oil and garlic and roasted to perfection. Plus, I’m sharing some of my favorite meal shortcuts!
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I feel like every time I post I’m telling you how busy I am and how little time I have to cook.
And I’m a food blogger.
But, I’m not just a food blogger (which is plenty), I also work full time and have two small girls. So as much as I love to cook and bake, I also love shortcuts.
Let’s talk about some of my favorites.
First, Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice. It’s fully cooked rice that’s ready in just 90 seconds. I’ve talked about this before but I love pairing the Spanish Style flavor with slow cooker salsa chicken. It’s also perfect for grilled stuffed burritos or burrito bowls.
Next, is pancakes and waffles on the weekend. Sometimes I make them from scratch, sometimes most of the time I opt for Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix.
All you have to add is water which is all I often have time for when Julia is ready for breakfast and Rosie is ready for a bottle.
Now, onto dinner.
Roasted veggies are my favorite. You can use whatever combination you like. I’ve done zucchini, green beans, broccoli…today I did carrots, cauliflower, and red skin potatoes.
I tossed the veggies in olive oil, sprinkled with salt & pepper, then sprayed on Simply Beyond’s organic spray-on garlic. I was pleasantly surprised with the ease of using it, the aroma, and the taste. It is pure, concentrated garlic essential oil mixed with canola oil. That’s it.
It’s shelf stable and super convenient.
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After I ate my pan of garlic roasted veggies (I literally ate that entire pan…by myself), I was ready for dessert.
Julia helped make a Duncan Hines “Perfect Size” cake, which is indeed perfect, because I clearly have issues with portion control.
After, we cleaned her up with a Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipe, until I got her to the sink for a full washing. We carry these things everywhere. Because they’re individually wrapped, they’re perfect for park trips (they kill 99.99% of germs!) and packing into lunches.
Her comment about the wipes was, “oh, these smell so refreshing!” ????
Pick up these products to make your life easier and try these garlic roasted veggies! You’ll be happy you did.
What are some of your favorite instant meal solutions?
Linda McMurtray says
Love your recipes and blog. I’m a full time care giver to my husband who has Parkinson’s. So, short cuts and tips are greatly appreciated. I also enjoy reading about your kiddos. Kids really say some amazing things. (Refreshing e.g.). Thank u for your time and help.
Melissa Williams says
Thank you for your sweet comment! ♥