Broccoli is a popular vegetable in this house. I’ll admit that I never much liked it growing up, but it’s something Alex really likes. The fresh stuff is much, much better than frozen I grew up on. Plus, it’s so easy to cook. Typically I’ll steam it in a small amount of water, but I decided to oven-roast this batch to go along with some whole-wheat penne and tomato sauce.
I left on more stem than I’d usually eat (typically I’ll save the stems for making veggie broth) and dressed only with oil, salt, and garlic. I was putting together a meal quickly, otherwise I might have left the broccoli in the oven longer. It was done, but not really browned. Still good.
I like broccoli, really, but one of my favorite vegetables is green beans. I make those less frequently as a compromise with Alex who doesn’t care for them. He doesn’t even like the skinny haricot vert. What’s your favorite vegetable?