A Great Giveaway!…and a sad tale of cauliflower rejection

by missy on June 17, 2010

I am still droning on about the menu plan from Martha Stewart’s September issue of Everyday Food which is found under the title  ”Dinner In No Time”….and which you can link right up to if you look at the post of the same title just about halfway down this page.    Unfortunately, the dinner recommendation  for Friday is “Pasta with Cauliflower, Parsley and Breadcrumbs.”

What on earth was I thinking?  What was Martha Stewart thinking?

Did anyone else see that listed on the menu  and take a step back in silent horror.

I have a couple of kids who did.  I mean they did step back in silent horror.  David said he would not be home for that meal.

And I was advised by him not even to mention the prospect of “cauliflower on Friday night” to Jon.

So, no, we are not ever going to eat that.  If anyone else wants to volunteer, let me know.

As a matter of fact, I am offering a fabulous prize to the first person who makes that meal, and photographs your children eating it.  If you cook it, and let me know, we’ll get your photo up here and then……  I’ve got a copy of Crescent Dragonwagon’s Soup and Bread cookbook for that brave soul, and maybe some chocolate for the long-suffering babes who tried the cauliflower.  And if your babes are not eating solids yet, take a photo of your husband with the cauliflower pasta.  Here, again, is the link to the recipe.

The good news is that instead of cauliflower, we’ll be  grilling steaks Friday night and serving them up with baked potatoes, Heather Repetski’s cranberry and goat cheese salad, ,  and a nice Cabernet.

It’s not Martha Stewart, but that’s OK, as it’s also not cauliflower.

Here is the recipe for Heather’s salad:

Spinach
Topping:
crumbled goat cheese
dried cranberries or cherries
slivered almonds (caramelized)
I’ll get Heather to send us the proper recipe for her salad.  It is wonderful!

And by the way, if you wonder why in the world you might want to force your kids to eat cauliflower if the only reward is a cookbook by a lady  who’s neighbors call her Mrs. Dragonwagon…..let me just say that I give this cookbook about ten thumbs up.  It is perhaps my very favorite winter cookbook, as it’s packed full of the most comforting and nourishing warm and delicious soup recipes and tips ever compiled by man or woman.  And it’s almost impossible to find.  I believe it’s out of print, but I have two copies……one could be yours.

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Jessica June 17, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Clara and Jimmy both kind of dislike cauliflower…but i might try this anyway…is that mean?

Janis June 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

Jess… yes that would be mean… cruel even!

Missy… I love that you chose steak over cauliflower pasta!!!

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