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.