I absolutely love roasting vegetables. It brings out so much flavor and smells wonderful coming out of the oven. I love roasting broccoli, because it makes it nice and soft without making it mushy. Now that the weather is cooling down, I definitely plan to make roasted broccoli a lot more often.
Broccoli (or any vegetable of your choosing)
Salt and pepper
A couple cloves of garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In an oven-safe dish, toss broccoli and garlic with just enough olive oil to coat. Add a bit of butter, and a lot of salt and pepper. Bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on how soft you like your veggies. Remove from oven and immediately scrape broccoli up with the end of a spatula. Serve hot.