I have a confession to make. My favorite part of a making a beef roast is actually the vegetables. Roasted potatoes, onions, and especially the carrots are so tender and sweet and good for you! I wanted to try to imitate that taste without the whole beef and crockpot thing and this is what I came up with. It's definitely worth it! Give it a try...you'll never want to go back to boiled carrots again.
2 lb. whole carrots
salt and pepper
1 to 2 Tbs. canola or vegetable oil
3 sprigs of thyme, optional
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel and cut the ends off the carrots. Cut each carrot into two to three pieces. In a small bowl, toss the carrots, salt, pepper, and oil, coating each carrot well. Put the carrots onto a large piece of aluminum foil and lay the thyme sprigs on top. Fold up the foil around the carrots, sealing tightly. Put the packet in a baking dish and roast for between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes. Open carefully...steamy delicousness inside!