Monday, January 14, 2013

BACK TO BASICS

 
You've heard the expression "Basic Black and White". That me!  I need to get back to the basics.  YMCA and Vegetables!!  Enough baking and eating the goodies.  It back to my old routine that worked. 
 
 
Trying something new this morning.  Put a whole cauliflower in my little Crock Pot.  Hopefully by this afternoon I can be eating cauliflower instead of banana bread.
 
I was a little hesitant to cook it whole, even though I washed it thoroughly, as I have a horrible memory of "Whole Cauliflower".  My mother put a whole one in the oven and it looked so pretty on the platter when it was done, surrounded by carrots.  But when she cut it open to sever it.... YIKES!!! there was a nicely cook worm inside!!
 
It took me a while to like cauliflower after that and I've never cooked one whole since.  What will I find in mine?
 
To be continued........ HaHa

25 comments:

  1. Cauliflower isn't on my top ten list.
    How are you seasoning it? Do you mash like potatoes? I've heard people like it that way. I need to get in my head that the holidays are over too and it's back to basics and loose some of this weight.
    Hope you have a great day. Miss you and your Dearest.

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    1. Sue, I don't like it mashed like potatoes. I just like a little olive oil (or butter) and some kosher salt.

      Check out Betsy's comment..She roasts it in the oven.

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  2. Cooked WORM!!! Lots of protein there, huh? I hope yours is minus a worm. Good girl.

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    1. My plan, Nonnie was to have fish for the protein...HaHa..Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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  3. hopefully nothing!!!!! I love cauliflower, I have never cooked it this way, very clever!!! Now don't put to much cheese sauce on it!!!lol,

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    1. I know it would be very tasty with the cheese sauce... but I think defeat my purpose. HaHa. But I do love cauliflower with just a little kosher salt and olive oil (or butter)

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  4. haha...oh, that is SO funny! I'm sure it was a once in a lifetime experience! But if we count that as her lifetime, maybe you are still due? lol...

    We had cauliflower last week...hot spices and olive oil on it and oven roasted. It was delish!

    I just got off the treadmill...feels good!

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    1. Betsy, I can't handle HOT spices, but I will drizzle olive oil and a little kosher salt and pepper. I love cauliflower and don't need cheese sauce but just dig in. I might try roasted it next time. Sounds good.

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    2. I really had a good workout at the Y and I know what you mean...it's really a good feeling to burn those calories.

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  5. My dad used to sprinkle Parmesan cheese on his cauliflower and one night at dinner he sprinkled it with bugs instead. There were "friends" in the cheese container and they went scurrying about his plate. I'll never forget the look of surprise on his face! After that Mom always kept the Parmesan in the fridge instead of the cupboard. (Guess that was his payback for always telling us that corn bore was just a little protein.)

    I love cheese sauce (cheddar) on my cauliflower, but for now I'm sticking with fresh lemon, at least until February. :)

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    1. Another funny califlower story. Maybe one worm is better than a platefull of bugs...Oh my.

      I think tonight I'll use a little olive oil and salt..along with a nice piece of fish and a salad for "green".

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  6. I hope there were no surprises. I love cauliflower but have never cooked it whole. Would be delicious with your fish and salad.

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    1. Mildred ~ no worms....but a bowl of delicious tender cauliflower.

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  7. I remember school lunches in high school when we would find caterpillars in the cooked cabbage. Sorry I have missed commenting. Having some problems with my hands either fibromyalgia, neuropathy or arthritis. Don't know which and not sure they can do anything without more medication, which I don't want. Sorry to hear about your glaucoma and glad you found it early. Willcontinue to pray for you.

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    1. I just have one word for caterpillars in cooked cabbage..YUCK! HaHa.

      So sorry to hear of all your health issues...this getting old come with too many limitation..

      Thanks for your prayers. Thankful there is not pain related to this Glaucoma.

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  8. Oh, I can't wait to hear how this turned out!! I'm back to basics too.... Oh, how fun it is to gain these pounds... and how hard it is to turn my thinking around once I've been off track. =( This looks interesting! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Tanna, it was delicious. tender and juicy. Added a little butter and kosher salt, and it was perfect with the salad and broiled Talipia.

      Also felt good to exercise today!

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    2. Yea!!! I've got to get back to walking, too... oh, why do we ever stop???

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  9. Hopefully you will find no worms inside this cauliflower--just deliciousness. :-)

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  10. I did it. You convinced me. I bought a beautiful head of cauliflower. It will be on our dinner plate tonight. I'm already dreaming of it.

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    1. Crock pot or oven? It did turn out really juicy and tender. All it needed was a touch of butter and a sprinkle of kosher coarse salt.

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    2. I steamed it in a Dutch oven and seasoned it with butter and lemon.

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    3. Oh that sounds good too. Lemon..I need to remember that next time.

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  11. Yikes! I'm glad to read you didn't find any surprises. I've never seen a cauliflower cooked whole before. What's the purpose of cooking it that way? Have a great day! Tammy

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