Made the pasta from the Mark Bittman video I posted the other day. Super easy and super delicious! Just boil the cauliflower in salted water (save the water for the pasta) then mash and saute in olive oil with sliced garlic. Cook the pasta in the same water, add to the sauteed cauliflower and season with pepper and more salt if needed. Add some toasted homemade breadcrumbs (I used garlic ciabatta, yum!). I also added a sprinkle of Parmesan. So good!
I have a head of Cauliflower in the fridge waiting for me to make this! Yummy!
Today while prepping dinner, my youngest (he is 4) asked to help. I was not sure there was much for him to do besides peel potatoes and carrots and he was not to keen on that anyway. So I set him up beside my cutting board and close to the soup pot and gave him the simple job of putting everything I chopped into the pot. He was thrilled and sang a little song while working beside me.
After we finished and moved his stool as the stove was turned on he said with great pride “Now everyone will have to thank you AND me for dinner tonight!”.
Little things can make a big difference in the kitchen, don’t be afraid to let your children get involved, even if the job seems small they can take great pride in having helped to prepare a meal.
We will be enjoying Cauliflower Soup and baked potatoes tonight! Thanks Jethro!
In honor of my wonderful family on Valentine’s Day I am cooking things they love!
I will serve the soup with crusty bread and a salad as well as the pickles and we can gorge on pie and strawberries for dessert! Yum!
My lunch, a decent match to the new federal guidelines at myplate.gov
Green salad with grape tomatoes
Roasted cauliflower (leftovers cold from fridge, yum!)
Later in the afternoon I had some strawberries to round out my fruit servings.