Roasted Red Cabbage

I have been seeing roast cabbage everywhere, it seems.  I think I have a Pinterest buddy who wants to make roast cabbage and it has rubbed off on me now.  I threw this together for dinner the other night, using items in the pantry.  This is an example of how I cook – with little to no measurements.  In order to blog, I have to keep a pad of paper and a pencil next to the stove to jot down my quantities and items.  Otherwise, I would never be able to duplicate recipes.

 Start with 1 small head of red cabbage and sliced it into sections no more than 1-1/2 inches thick.  Spread the cabbage out on a rimmed baking sheet.  Spray or brush with olive oil.

These are the only ingredients I used, plus the cabbage.

Using a spoon or brush, add balsamic vinegar to each cabbage slice.  Flip cabbage to ensure even coverage of oil and vinegar.  

Sprinkle each cabbage slice with dried minced garlic.  Add fresh ground pepper.  Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  
Goodness, they are so gorgeously purple and wrinkled – I just want to get out my paints and document them through artists’ eyes.  

 Our weekend flew by – we made a trip to Ikea to get a few things.  I found this amazing couch which will someday be mine.  I know there are plenty of orange haters out there, but it is my color.  I am attracted to all things orange like a moth to a porch light.

 Greta got to the self serve aisles and just wanted to run.

 Back at home, Greta was very helpful in putting together a new coffee table.  She even knew how to put screws in and that the screwdriver was the tool to use.

Sunday was the fun day – we took Greta to a UNCG basketball game.  She loved the spirit teams and the music.  We are off to a late start already this week due to freezing rain, I guess.  Hope your Monday is off to a great start!
Roasted Red Cabbage
1.  Slice 1 small head of red cabbage and sliced it into sections no more than 1-1/2 inches thick.  Spread the cabbage out on a rimmed baking sheet.  Spray or brush with olive oil.  Using a spoon or brush, add balsamic vinegar to each cabbage slice.  Flip cabbage to ensure even coverage of oil and vinegar.  
2.  Sprinkle each cabbage slice with dried minced garlic.  Add fresh ground pepper.  Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  
This bowl would be perfect with this dish.  My great grandmother had a bowl with a lid that was in the form of a cabbage.  She kept candies in it for us and it was the first thing we checked on after hellos at her house as a child.  

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