Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cauliflower Mac n Cheez

Happy Sunday everyone!!! We just went for a nice 3 mile walk on base and it really tired me out, so I thought I'd veg out and update here!! Summer is flying by as usual, here's a pic of me & babeh from the fireworks on the 4th. We had a great time & it was nice & cool by the water!!

Now the foodz--I've been making this recipe for a few weeks now & we just love it. I'm not Paleo by any means right now, I'm just avoiding grains & dairy (except for cheez). I found this recipe for cauliflower mac & cheez in People Magazine. It was created by Whitney Miller, the winner of MasterChef.

Basically you roast some cauliflower--


Grate up some cheez

Make a roux

Add the cheez & cauliflower, mix & put in a baking dish

VOILA!!!!!
The last time I made it, we just had some simple baked chicken & sauteed asparagus. It was delightful and hits the spot when you need some home cookin!!

Here's the recipe:

Cauliflower Mac & Cheez
serves 4
Ingredients

8 cups cauliflower (1 head)
2 T olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 T butter
2 T flour
1 1/2 c fat free milk
1/2 c heavy cream
1/4 tsp table salt
1 c sharp cheddar cheez

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss florets in oil on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt & 1/4 tsp pepper. Roast until fork tender and lightly browned, 25 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, 2-4 minutes. Whisk in cream and cook for 5 minutes.

3. Remove pan from heat and stir in 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and all but 2 T of cheez. Stir over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

4. Place cauliflower in 8x8in glass baking dish or 4 10oz ramekins. Pour cheez sauce on top. Sprinkle with 2 T cheez. Bake until sauce is bubbly, 20-25 minutes.

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