February 19, 2010
{photo via simplyrecipes}
when grant is away.. i will play. eat cauliflower.
so the other night while grant was gradschooling, and it was just me, bob costas, and the to-do list hanging out at home.. i decided to break out the vegetable that gets no love from grant. i had roasted cauliflower for dinner. mm. because if i must suffer through a night apart from him, i might as well eat something i couldn't normally get away with. did you ever think that cauliflower could be mind-bendingly good? well. it can. take it from the girl who just snarfed half a head by herself.
meanwhile, amidst all the cauliflower love that's going on around here, i'm getting ready for houseguests! my sister and her fiancee are coming to visit us for the weekend and i'm so anxious to see them! and the new house will have its very first company.. hooray! there's going to be basketball, shopping, famous carrot cake, wedding chatter, olympics, and corn bread & chili. i can't wait. will be buzzing up and down the house cleaning toilets and trying to spruce up our unfurnished and unfinished spaces. happy weekend to you! oh, and here's that recipe.. i know you've been wanting to eat half a head of cauliflower by yourself, too.
roasted cauliflower
adapted from simplyrecipes (a nice li'l site i just stumbled on)
1 head cauliflower
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
coarse salt and pepper, and other desired seasonings (i like mrs. dash)
parmesan and cheddar cheese
*the original recipe calls for lemon juice too. i tried it on half of mine and didn't think it was quite as good as the half without.
1. preheat oven to 400 degrees. cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet or baking dish.
2. toss in the garlic and drizzle olive oil over each piece. sprinkle with seasonings and set aside until oven has reached 400 degrees.
3. place pan in hot oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned and cauliflower is easily pierced with a fork. remove from oven and sprinkle generously with cheeses. return to oven just until cheese melts and serve immediately.


natalie said...

wow,summer! you've actually made cauliflower look appetizing to me. i'm going to have to try it. it looks like something tom would love to eat, too. thanks for the recipe and have fun this weekend with your other half!

Kaitlyn Luce said...

I generally enjoy my vegetables, but cauliflower is something that I can only take so much of. Normally when we eat it, it has absolutely no seasoning on it. Uhm...yuck? hahha. This makes cauliflower look appetizing, though.

Hannah said...

cauliflower is my fav. will be trying this recipe. thanks!

Renee said...

hope you all have a great weekend! the chili, cornbread and carrot cake sound wonderful! pictures(lots of) and recipes please!!

erin elizabeth king said...

yumm! i think we'll have this with dinner tonight-i just bought some this week and my mom has been telling me about such a recipe as well!

Christina said...

Mmmm...that sounds tasty! We all like cauliflour, and this looks like an nice new way of cooking it. I think I'll bookmark. Have fun with your sister this weekend!
(I just love having company...)

ChelseaF said...

Anything covered in garlic, olive oil, and cheeses can NOT be wrong...why didn't I think of this?! Most definitely trying this one, thanks for sharing! :)

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I found you via Jules at Pancakes and French Fries. I love your blog. I'm here to stay. The weather here is miserable, but I am pulling myself out of bed right now to go get the stuff to make the Panera Brocolli Cheese Soup. Bless you for putting that recipe on here. Right now you are my favorite person on this earth!

Nichole said...

This looks so good! I shared the recipe on my blog. If I was not at school I would try this. Yum.



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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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