Saturday, April 25, 2009

Scrumptious Saturday

Ah! We're at staff retreat this weekend, and BOY ARE WE EATING! I brought my camara and really need to post some pics, but I'm feeling lazy. We're having a blast. 

Luckily, my sister Shari emailed me a recipe she feels is blog worthy; and since she's one of THE BEST cooks I know, I can't go wrong. So, enjoy fooling your children, your spouse...and possible yourself :)

Fooled 'Em Mac and Cheese

2 cups of cauliflower florets
1.5 c. macaroni
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. milk
1.5 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
salt and pepper to taste

Steam the cauliflower in a vegetable steamer for about minutes, or until tender. Put in a food processor or a blender, adding a bit of water from the steaming pot, and blend to a smooth texture.

Prepare the macaroni according to manufacturer's directions. Drain.

While the macaroni is boiling, coat a large nonstick  skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the oil and then the flour whisking constantly, until a thick paste forms. Add the milk a little at a time and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken, 3-4 minutes. (Make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom.) Add about 1/2 c. of the cauliflower puree, cheese, salt and pepper if desired, and whisk until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the macaroni, and mix thoroughly. Serve immediately.

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