Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cauliflower and Broccoli Mashed Potatoes

Step 1: Boil a big pot of water
Step 2: Cook vegetables beyond oblivion
Step 3: Cook up something to mix in with them — i.e. sautéed garlic and mushrooms.*
Step 4: Put them in a food processor/blender or take an electric eggbeater to them.

Experiment 2/18/16: Put mixture into baking dishes and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. This one was mixed with mushrooms (sautéed in garlic, olive oil, butter, and tomato paste), gorgonzola, goat cheese, a cheese blend, and then topped with parmesan. Turned out very delicious, mostly for the melty cheese. Not necessary but more presentable. This is not a pretty dish.

Next time, I would like to try the same thing but mix in an egg.

*Traditionally, the recipe called for "salt, pepper, and butter to taste."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Acorn Squash: Everything I Know

2 acorn squash
4 T butter
4 cloves of garlic
Salt/Pepper

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Cut squash in half at stem (this is the hardest part!) and place face down on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Take them out, put one tablespoon of butter and one clove of crushed garlic on each half. Bake for another 20 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.