Friday, January 9, 2009

Cauliflower


Before I give this recipe, I have to confess I visited a website tonight to re-teach myself how to use quotation marks (cringe). I just was not paying attention in class.

Mashed Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower
1 Tbls. butter
salt and pepper to taste

Pressure cook or steam cauliflower until tender and falling apart. Drain in colander. Dump into food processor add salt and pepper and blend until creamy.
Spoon into bowl and add butter.

Made this tonight for dinner, and I loved it. Ate it with meatloaf and green beans. It was almost like eating mashed potatoes. Here is how it went over with the standoffish 4yr old sitting next to me though.

her: mommy is this mashed potatoes?

me: does it look like mashed potaotes?

her: yes, but is it?

me: taste it, you tell me

her: it doesn't smell like mashed potatoes

me: it doesn't?

her:it doesn't smell like mashed potaotes!

me: why don't you taste it and tell me how you like it

her: (sticking her nose down to the pile) NO this is NOT mashed potatoes mommy!
what did you give me? Ewwww mommy! Yuck.

I tried to be stealth about it, but she caught on too quick. Sometimes I can trick her though. She disliked it so much in fact, she decided she would rather eat the pile of green beans on her plate instead.
I am imagining all the different things that would be nice to add to this dish to spice it up.

pinch of saffron
sprinkle of pecorino romano and some lemon zest
drizzle of extra special olive oil or truffle oil

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Great effort. You tried and very well I might add.

Hi. I am Sarah's friend from Chi town though right now I'd much rather be in California :)

I look forward to catching up on your blog. You are a wonderful writer. Love the header!

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