Simple Roasted Broccoli

It’s Thanksgiving week, people! I think Thanksgiving might be my most favorite holiday. I love Christmas, don’t get me wrong. But, my favorite season is fall because the weather is changing, the leaves are changing, and the anticipation of the extended holiday season is coming. Sometimes the anticipation is better than the real thing, am I right?

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But I also love Thanksgiving because of the meaning behind it. The history of the first Thanksgiving, not so much. But spirit of it, that’s what I can get behind. To me, it is all about gratitude and perseverance and thankfulness for what life has to offer. And even though life can tear your heart out, it can also be breathtakingly beautiful.

And in in the end, Thanksgiving is about family. The people you turn to, the people that have your back no matter what. So my wish for you this Thanksgiving is that you can hug the ones you love this season, and think warmly of the ones who have passed.

Roasted Broccoli

And I am thankful for YOU, all the readers of my ramblings.  So this simple broccoli recipe is for you this week.  If you are deep the in the preparations, frantic house cleaning, shopping and prepping for the big day, or if you are packing up the car and closing down the house and preparing for travel, it’s important to take care of yourself.  Because as wonderful as holidays are, they can be stressful, right?!

So take care of yourself this week in small ways.   And eating something healthy and delicious can be one of those small ways.  So chop up some greens, fire up the oven, take 20 minutes to invest in your health today.

My favorite go-to meal when I’m busy but want something healthy and filling is to scramble some eggs with roasted broccoli and cheddar cheese.  Yum!

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Love and warmth be with you this week!

Simple Roasted Broccoli

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Simple, healthy, and delicious!


  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 T. olive oil


  1. Wash and chop broccoli.
  2. Place in a large plastic bag, sprinkle in the salt, pepper, and drizzle in the olive oil.
  3. Seal the bag and give it a good massage and toss to coat all the broccoli with the seasonings.
  4. Lay out the broccoli flat on a cookie sheet on parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

6 thoughts on “Simple Roasted Broccoli

  1. I love your Thanksgiving post! It brings tears to my eyes!! I’m deep in the prep and love the way those Thanksgiving smells transport me back in time! Pecan pie, coming up next! Along with pumpkin pie too. If you want real whipped cream, you know what to do. Otherwise it’s Cool Whip :):) See you soon!

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