Roasted Vegetables

I promise I haven't forgotten about a follow-up to this Four Stages post.  I'm working on it.  I just haven't been on the computer much and when I am, it's easier to post a photo and a few words or go with a post I've already written.

We have been enjoying this lovely Autumn weather.  And- it's notable that my older children have begun teasing me because of my exclaiming over every single colored tree we pass on a walk or bike ride or drive.  It's true- I am always pointing out that tree and those colors and this tree-lined road-- so beautiful! and "just LOOK at all those crunchy leaves on the ground and don't you all just want to go make a giant leaf pile and jump into it?"  I can't help myself.  The other day I heard from the back of the van all these little voices exclaiming about that yellow and those oranges and just LOOK already at that tree! and I couldn't help but laugh.  :)

Speaking of Autumn, here's one of my favorite meals for the season, and our VERY favorite way to eat veggies. 

Just cut up whatever you have in the form of vegetables- in this pan there are grape tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, whole garlic cloves, butternut squash, and some broccoli.  (Anything goes, though- just use what you have.)  Put it all in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil- maybe a tablespoon or two? Sprinkle some salt over the top and stick it in the oven.  Bake on 425 for about 45 minutes or until the vegetables are tender (I always check the carrots; they seem to take the longest.)  If you remember, while it's cooking, open up the oven and stir the vegetables once.  But I usually forget and they turn out fine.

When they're done, you can eat as is or sprinkle with parmesan, smoked paprika or whatever else you like to eat. 

Okay... I'm off to put a chicken in the crockpot for dinner, make some coffee cake for breakfast, welcome a new student to our school for the day (! Ella is having a friend over to join us in our school day-- how fun is that?) and enjoy the rest of the day with my kids.  Hope you have a great day!


  1. hi stacey that looks delish!!! cant wait to try it.would you consider posting your coffee cake recipe.i am yet to make a recipe of yours that we dont enjoy.thanks and god are a encouragement to me

  2. Anon~
    I will post my recipe... promise. Soon(ish). ;)

  3. Your making me hungry :o)

    Roasted veggies...yummmmo. I love cooking in the fall....did I just type that out loud! I have grown to enjoy cooking much more and love new ideas.

  4. i love this! fall cooking is somehow so much more appealing :) these veggies look fabulous. i am just getting the fabulousness of roasted veggies ... brings out the sweetness ... we've been loving roasted cauliflower, as well as the squash/pumpkins. ;)

  5. Looks wonderful. I am enjoying finding new recipes this season. :)

  6. I make a variation of this dish and it is always a great dinner. Some additions I particularly enjoy are fresh herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme), mushrooms, sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem artichokes) and shallots.




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