Hold The Ketchup
I attempted a recipe from Pinterest today.
I know! I've become THAT mom.
It was touted as being mac-n-cheese, but with cauliflower instead of macaroni. Now, I know long-time readers might be wondering, "Hey - why don't you just serve the cauliflower with ketchup, the way you always have?" And the answer is "I don't know." I guess I was looking to make my mac-n-cheese healthier. Or maybe I was just trying to make my life more difficult.
Anyway, when I took a closer look, I realized that the ingredients for the recipe called for heavy cream and cream cheese in addition to the regular shredded cheese. I swear, my cholesterol rose 15 points just from reading the directions.
So, in an effort to stay alive another couple of decades, I decided to take my regular mac-n-cheese recipe (which receives mixed reviews, but that is because I married a weirdo who doesn't like the heavenly combination of pasta and cheese and who passed that particular idiosyncrasy on to at least 2 of his children) and just substitute cauliflower instead. I know! The Pioneer Woman probably wishes she were me.
Seriously, who DOESN'T like mac-n-cheese? It's almost un-American.
After no little effort in the kitchen this evening, I ended up with what can only be described as some sort of cheesy cauliflower gravy. But, wonder of wonders, they ate it! Nobody cried! And no one even thought about asking for ketchup. Once I fine-tune this recipe, I'm going to post it to Pinterest and become famous. Among the mac-n-cheese-hating crowd, anyway...
[Cheesy Cauliflower image: LouAnne's Kitchen]