Lemon Pepper Veggies
Alright, I’m about to show you all something so simple that I feel kind of silly even posting this. I can’t NOT post it though, because, well, this has become one of my favorite foods and no, it doesn’t even contain chocolate or sugar. I’m about to show you how to take a boring bag of frozen vegetables and turn them in to something that you will enjoy. Yes, really. Vegetables. That taste good. Weird, isn’t it?
I am addicted to those steam in the bag frozen veggies, but they kind of freak me out at the same time. I’m not sure how healthy it is to be microwaving that plastic bag and letting your foods cook in all those chemicals, but man, they are so quick and easy to use. If you have a serious aversion to quick, easy, chemical-leaching foods, just go ahead and cook your veggies a different way. Steam them, boil them, microwave them in a glass bowl, whatever. Me, I’ll stick to the steam in a bag veggies and pretend that the extra eyeball I’m growing is pretty.
All you need is a 12 ounce bag of frozen vegetables (I prefer a mixture of broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots, but you could probably do this with just about any combination of vegetables and you’d get good results.), a tablespoon of butter, and lemon pepper seasoning.
Cook your frozen veggies however you like. While they are cooking, get out a bowl large enough to fit them all in and add in one tablespoon of butter. Let the butter soften up a bit on the counter or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Dump your cooked vegetables into the bowl right on top of the butter and sprinkle the top with some lemon pepper seasoning. (If you want to get all fancy and use real lemon juice and seasonings, go ahead, but the stuff in your spice rack will work just as well. Promise.) You can use as much or as little as you like. I usually sprinke on a couple of teaspoons, then stir it all up to distribute the butter and sprinkle on some more seasoning and stir it again. I probably use about one tablespoon of lemon pepper seasoning.
Oh, man. These veggies taste so good. Lemon just really brightens up the flavor of the vegetables and brings it all to life. Mm. Mmmmmm! Yum.
You can make this using any amount of vegetables, just adjust the butter and seasoning to your liking. Now, go make it. That’s an order.