31 March 2012
But today was different! I thought to myself, "Self, you may not have fish oil or cilantro, but you can do something with this! Just use what you have lying around....and make soup!" Go self.
25 March 2012
My husband loves his mashed potatoes, but I am only a holiday partaker. Therefore, I often cook up mashed cauliflower to accompany comfort foods. It's a vegetable serving with the consistency of potatoes, and when seasoned up with blue cheese & topped with green onions, it satisfies even his manly appetite!
Blue Cheese Mashed Cauliflower (2 servings)
- 1 lb cauliflower
- 1 tbs fat free cream cheese
- 1/4 c blue cheese
- 1 tbs fat free milk
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- white pepper & salt to taste
- 2 tbs green onions
Place your cauliflower in a steamer and cook until ready....then cook another 3-4 minutes until very soft. Transfer to a food processor and add remaining ingredients. Process ingredients together, adding more milk if necessary, until very smooth. Top with green onions and butter if desired.
I absolutely love stinky blue cheese. The smellier, creamier and bluer, the better. And when I buy blue cheese, the hubs always wants a hamburger. Beef and blue...the two make such a killer combo, it's almost impossible not to throw them together on a bun. But once upon a time, I decided to try a different take on the partnership by making meatloaf. Oh man, good idea. Generally we make the standard bread pan so there's plenty for leftover sandwiches (soooo good) but we didn't have enough beef for a full recipe. Hence, muffin tins for fun size meatloafs! Plus, that way they're so perfectly portioned, and cute to boot.
When the hubs and I got married last year, we received a panini press as a wedding gift. Now, we hadn't registered for one, but bless the guest who thought they knew best, because this thing is rocking! It is used constantly in this home for sandwiches, veggies and fries. It's the classy, married version of the undergrad George Forman everyone seems to have.