The Sadness of the Carrots #disappointment

So I decided to make glazed carrots. They tasted good but they looked ugly. In fact, these were the ugliest carrots ever.

Sad, Ugly Carrots

sadcarrotsWhat made them so darned UGLY? I didn’t think I put too much cornstarch in the glaze, but maybe I did. That, plus the fact that I was making do with canned carrots, and they kind of mushed up.

BUT THEY TASTED REALLY REALLY GOOD!!! That’s the important thing, right? RIGHT??

I squeezed an orange into the pan, added some vegan margarine, brown sugar and cinnamon, then the carrots. When all was hot, I mixed some cornstarch into cold water and stirred it in.

Maybe it was too much cornstarch, or maybe I cooked it too long. Whatever, those poor sad carrots were not attractive. Still, as my grandfather used to say, “It don’t hurt the eatin’ of it.”

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write something with the color orange in it.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “The Sadness of the Carrots #disappointment

  1. Holly

    March 11, 2015 at 12:46pm

    They could look WORSE. I’m not a huge fan of cooked carrots, and although I appreciate good presentation, I am a fan of things that taste good, regardless of their looks.

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      Marian Allen

      March 11, 2015 at 6:08pm

      Oh, Holly, they were SO good! Fresh ones would have been better, but I had to make do with what I had. I’m going to remember the cinnamon the next time I made glazed REAL carrots. 🙂

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