MAGICAL CARROTS (and a yummy recipe)

Who buys "real" carrots anymore. Some might think carrots come out of the ground short and all magicilly the same size, but surprise, they do not. Carrots maintain our body's acidic and alkaline properties. Carrots promote healthy bones, eyes, skin and heart muscles. Did you know most of the healthy mineral content in carrots lie very close to the skin, so peeling or scraping can remove all the healthy benifits. What can you do with carrots other than dip them in ranch? Let your imagine run wild. Here is our families favorite, especially my son in law, Steve.

Company carrots

2 bunches (2lbs.) carrots, whole 1/4 cup saline crackers, finely crushed
1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbs butter, parsely, chopped Paprika
1 Tbs onion, minced salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbs prepared horseradish

Cook whole carrots in salted water til tender, saving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Cut leangthwise in narrow strips. Arrange in 9"x 9" baking dish. Set aside. Combine cooking liquid with mayo, onion, horseradish, salt and pepper. This may be done ahead.

To serve, pour sauce over carrots. Sprinkle cracker crumbs, parsley and paprika on top. Dot with butter. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

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