Luke and I don't eat a whole lot of processed carbohydrates these days, so I've had to get creative with my veggies. This is a cauliflower recipe that I've modified from my friend Chelsea. I had never really liked cauliflower. Then again, the only time it's really ever served is on a veggie platter from the supermarket, raw. If you want to get crazy, then throw in a cooked potato to make it more like mashed potatoes. I haven't posted recipes on the blog because I'm not a fan of mastering recipes of my own, but this is a good one that I've been asked to share. Here it is:
|Start a pot of water to boil. Don't question the boiling. |
Seriously, if it'll make cauliflower really freakin' good, just do it.
|Cut cauliflower into florets, removing the core. |
Try and keep them the same size so they'll all cook in the same amount of time.
|When water comes to a boil, add the cauliflower and boil for 5-10 minutes. You should be able to easily pierce and remove a sharp knife from one of the florets.|
|Drain water out and return cauliflower to the warm pot. This will facilitate the melting of the next few ingredients.|
|Add 2 tablespoons butter.|
|1/4 cup (big spoonful) cream cheese.|
|1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix. I like to sprinkle it over everything.|
|Salt to taste.|
|If you have other items still cooking then throw the lid back on and let the butter and cheese melt a little.|
Otherwise continue to next step.
|...the heck out of it, stirring occasionally.|
|Mmm, mashed cauliflower. Taste it now to see if you need to add more of anything.|
|This batch was especially creamy and good, with a little crunch and just the right amount of ranch flavor.|