RACK Recipe: Baked Broccoli

1200px-Broccoli_and_cross_section_editEvery time I check out of the grocery store with broccoli the cashier asks me, Oh, you’re having a party? We like our broccoli like we like our kids – in abundance. Especially when it’s served like this – here’s the recipe as presented to my 4 year old (minus my commentary, which is in the parentheses):

1. Get out olive oil, garlic powder, pepper and salt. wpid-wp-1423729667821.jpeg

2. Put broccoli onto the flat pans (any size broccoli works, bite-size pieces, large trees, or in our case a variety)

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3. Put 1 drip of oil onto each broccoli (nobody here minds when he spills a little extra – if your kid is not going to spill, maybe make this 2-3 drips per piece)

4. Add 10 pinches of salt and 11 spins of pepper (this can be adjusted to how big your kid’s fingers are and how well they turn a pepper grinder)

5. Shake the garlic 5 times (ours comes out fast) onto the broccoli (I need to be specific here).

6. Get mom, it’s time to cook the food!

We bake ours for around 20 minutes at 425 degrees, until the broccoli is browned but not burnt. wpid-wp-1425347958018.jpegI have to warn you, this recipe (if you can even call it that) is totally addictive. By the time it comes out of the oven, slightly crispy and smelling all amazing, kids are sneaking into the kitchen left and right. Two cookie sheets of the stuff usually end up looking like this.wpid-wp-1425347958017.jpeg

And that’s before dinner.

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