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« on: September 06, 2014 08:01:31 PM »

Who needs macaroni when ya got cauliflower?
I had a perfect head of cauli and could not find a recipe with ingredients i had. So I winged it and came up with this little gem that turned out great.

had to put that  pic in there cuz it was so purty.

Fresh out of the oven, I guess I will call it On-a-Whim Cauliflower bake.

One head cauliflower
Two fresh tomatos
3/4 cup dried bread crumbs
5 T butter
2 C whole milk
2 t Old Bay
dash salt and pepper
3 T flour
1 C grated cheese (only thing in my fridge was meunster and a smidgen of Asagio)

cut veggie into small pieces to your liking and steam for 8 minutes
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Slice tomatos, about half inch thick.
Heat milk (I used microwave) for 2 minutes. sprinkle Old Bay on top of it.
Melt 2 T butter in saucepan over slo heat and when frothy, sprinkle in flour and use fork to mix.
Cook on lo-ish for 5 minutes.
Add 1/4 of your milk and whisk well til mixture is smooth. In a continuous stream,
add the rest of the milk while constantly whisking.
Add cheese and stir for another minute.
Using the original pot after water and steamer have made an exit, put in veggie,
and pour cheesy mixture over it. Stir a bit.
Pour all into square glass baking dish that has used a bit of butter for greasing it up.
 Melt remaining butter and mix well with bread crumbs.
 sprinkle 4 T over cheesy cauliflower then
 Place tomatos all over top.
 Using fingers, distribute remaining greasy crumbs over top.
 Bake 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and lock back door so you do not have to share it with neighbor who smells it. Or, if you are not such a Scrooge, go ahead and share. Next time you wanna borrow her lawn mower, betcha she says yes.

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2014 08:13:25 PM »

Mmm, I wanna try this!

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014 04:27:53 PM »

I've been looking for a way to cook the giant cauli I brought home from the farm! Thank you, this looks super yummy!


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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2014 01:42:38 PM »

Looks yummy!

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014 09:36:22 AM »

Looks very yummy!
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