Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Cauliflower

I don't really remember my mother having cauliflower in the house when I was a child.  I couldn't tell you the first time that I every tasted it.  Most likely it was raw, maybe on a vegetable platter, and I probably thought it bland.  I don't remember the first time that I actually ate cauliflower cooked, either, but I know that as an adult I prefer my cauliflower steamed until it is fork tender and served up with just a tad of butter.  That's the yummiest!

I have attempted to fool my husband, a mistake that I will never make again, by mashing the cauliflower and adding a little milk and butter and passing it off as healthy (fake) mashed "potatoes".  Once he had tasted them and turned his nose up, saying, "That tastes funny," I had to confess to trying to fake him out and forcing him to eat healthier versions of his favorite foods.  It didn't work.

With its cream cheese, Parmesan, and minced garlic, this version of "Mock" Garlic Mashed Potatoes on the Food Network will surely please!


Manzanita said...

Nice post for C.
I could never fool my husband either but he's dead now.
Maybe you better try to fool him again. My husband would never eat anything that smacked of healthy. I really cooked 2 meals because I wouldn't eat his food. But I know the old saying about the horse you can lead to water..... etc.
Wanna buy a duck

Sue McPeak said...

Like you, I don't remember my first bite of cauliflower, but it is often on our plates these days. Thanks for the idea to jazz it up with Parmesan and garlic. I often steam it with broccoli, and I bet this seasoning will be great for both. I also use a shake or two of powdered butter.
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sherilee said...

I love roasted cauliflower. I used to make a cauliflower and blue cheese gratin, with a little bacon. It was divine. Haven't made it in years though... hmmm...

Rhonda said...

Funny, I read the first paragraph and decided to write in my comment how we love it, bu then there it was mashed with garlic in paragraph two, only at your house it was a fail.

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The Mommie said...

Still enjoy some curry dip w/raw cawlie