Atlanta is bracing for a winter storm this afternoon. The Governor even issued a state of emergency for 50 counties in Georgia starting at 2:00 this afternoon!
In lieu of this information - I made a gigantic mistake - I went to the grocery store!!! (Along with several hundred panicked Georgians.) At nine o'clock this morning, there were only a few loaves of bread left on the shelf and less than 6 gallons of whole milk was all the remained in the dairy case.
Most of the shoppers had carts full of soup and bread and I was pushing my cart full of Cheerios and dog food through the supermarket. I also picked up a few vegetables because nothing tastes better to me on a cold winter night and a plate full of roasted root vegetables.
Serve these veggies along side a nice big pot roast or roasted chicken and you've got yourself a warm, hearty dinner - perfect for a cold February night.
Maple Balsamic Roasted Vegetables
5 thin carrots, peeled and cut
3 small white potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
1red onion, sliced thickly
1 pound parsnips, peeled and sliced
3 zucchini, peeled and cut into 1/2" disks
1 eggplant, peeled and cut into cubes
1/3 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Herb De Provence
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine all of the vegetables.
Combine oil, salt, pepper and herbs and toss to coat well.
Pour over vegetables and toss to coat.
Transfer to a cookie sheet.
Place in the oven and cook for about 45 minutes, checking that the point of a sharp knife spears the vegetables easily.
White vegetables are roasting, prepare sauce. Combine maple syrup and balsamic vinegar.
Place the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer slowly until it has reduced by about half and is nice and thick.
Once the vegetables are ready, lightly drizzle some of the syrup over them and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.
Serve with fresh rosemary.
Stay warm tonight friends and with any luck, I'll be posting some snow pictures tomorrow.
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