Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cauliflower Overload

I've eaten more cauliflower in the past 2 days than I have in the past 10 years.
On Friday night, CJ and I made Cauliflower Mac n Cheese (sadly, no peas)!
It was really delicious and filling. The recipe I used was from Real Simple.  We altered it a little bit just because of what we had on hand for ingredients. My only complaint was that I wished it was a little cheesier.  I'll remember to add more cheese next time.

  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni
  • head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • slices wheat bread bread, torn
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mexican cheese mix
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 1 percent milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
We boiled water for the pasta, and cooked it following the directions on the package.  In the last three minutes of cooking, we added the chopped up cauliflower.

In a pan, we sauteed the onions.  In a food processor, we put the torn-up bread slices, and processed until crumbs were formed.  To the bread crumbs, I added the olive oil and salt and pepper.
As the pasta and cauliflower were cooking, I mixed together the sour cream, cheese, mustard, and milk.
After we drained the pasta and cauliflower, we added in the cheese mixture, and topped it with breadcrumbs.  We baked that for about 20 minutes.
The finished product!
It was a very satisfying dinner.  I know I've made a good dinner when I don't crave a dessert right after eating.

Tonight we're making turkey burgers, roasted cauliflower, and sweet potato fries.  Yumm yumm yumm.

To roast the cauliflower, I preheated the oven to 450*.  I put the cauliflower in a bowl and coated them with olive oil  Then we laid them on a baking sheet along with the sweet potato fries.

To make the turkey burgers we mixed lean ground turkey with garlic, onions, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.  CJ has A LOT of grilling experience so I let him handle cooking them.  He even has a special method for shaping them: first he makes the patty and then he makes an indent in the middle of the burger so it doesn't puff up when cooking and the result is a flat and even burger.

We cooked the burgers in a cast iron pan while the fries and cauliflower were baking in the oven.  I made a special trip out to pick up my favorite wine, Cupcake Malbec.  Mmmm. Another satisfying dinner!

table for 2

I'm off to enjoy another glass of wine.  See ya!

1 comment:

  1. looks delicious!! your blog always makes me so hungry :)


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