When I look at this recipe all made, I am reminded of my grandmother. I think she used to make carrots like this when I was little. We would go over to her house for dinner, and the carrots would frequently be part of the main course. It is a simple side dish, and I'm sure that's why we saw them so often. Put some butter in a pan and let it melt. Add the carrots, salt and pepper and bring to a steaming point. Once you can see the steam rolling off the pan, place a cover over the top and lower the heat. Let them sit this way for half an hour.