Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Planning ahead for tomorrow's supper: steak!
Sides will be baked potatoes, steamed carrots, a cheesy cauliflower bake that is a new recipe for us.
Cheesy cauliflower before going to bake it off became this:
Recipe review: this was good, just not cheesy enough. Next time, I'll add more cheese. I also was using the Cheddar ends, in lieu of my typical blocks of aged, sharp, NY Cheddar-that may make a difference. I also will add some dried mustard to the sauce. I really liked the ease of making the sauce in the microwave, and the fact that it uses corn starch vs a butter-flour roux, reduced the fat and calorie content. The tomatoes are a nice touch-in flavor as well as to add color to the dish. I had 2 halves of tomato (the missing 1/2s were used as slices on sandwiches. I refrigerate to preserve the second 1/2 but don't like the consistency after they have been refrigerated. This recipe used them up, we avoided food waste). We'll try this again and I also like the idea of adding buttered bread crumbs on top.
I will even have a 9 inch square, chocolate frosted, orange cake for dessert. It's not even Sunday!
Best of all, everything is on hand. : )
Here's DS's supper plate: