Saturday, April 3, 2010

FunnyBunny Carrots

This book isn't exactly Easter, but it is pretty good, and it is about bunnies, and I really like it, so here it is.

P.J. Funnybunny (the star of It's Not Easy Being a Bunny, written by Marilyn Sadler and illustrated by Roger Bolien) "was very sad."  He didn't want to be a bunny anymore.  It was crowded at home with all his brothers and sisters, and his mother made him the same dinner every night - cooked carrots.  Besides, having such big ears is a hassle, don't you think?

So P.J. leaves home and decides to be a bear instead.  But hibernation gets boring after a while.  Maybe... a moose?  A skunk?  A pig?  A beaver?  Darnitall!  None of those are fun, either! Who knew that everyone had problems?  Things look so sunny from the outside looking in!

Poor P.J. Funnybunny.  He can't seem to find the right place to belong... maybe - just maybe - being a bunny isn't so bad after all.

This book is the first in what is now a series of books, starring P.J. and his family (his sister, Honey Bunny Funnybunny also has a few titles).  I love the illustrations, especially.  I'm not sure what it is about them, but they're fun without being overly silly, and they're right up my alley.

So!  I've decided that, even though P.J. decided it's not so bad to be a bunny after all, he deserves a slightly different kind of carrots for dinner.  How do these sound?

FunnyBunny Carrots
1 lb. baby carrots
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. butter
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon

1. Place the carrots in a shallow saucepan, and cover with water.  Boil until tender.  Drain the carrots and return them to the pan.
2. Pour the orange juice over the carrots and bring to a simmer; cook for 5 minutes.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until it is all melted together.  If the sauce is too thin, let it cook a bit longer, but it should get a bit thicker as it stands.

You may want to let this cool down a bit before enjoying. 

I got this recipe from the AllRecipes website, under the name "Orange Glazed Carrots."  I think P.J. would approve of the orange taste, which gives a nice fresh taste to the carrots. 


  1. mmm sounds delicious. I like making a roast carrot salad - roast a load of carrots then whilst still warm toss in some mint and balsamic vinegar.

  2. Oooh, that sounds good!! I love carrots, but the same old "steamed" gets old, so I'm always happy to get new ideas! Thanks!