Saturday, May 29, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower

Hi all! Hope you're enjoying your memorial day weekend! Ryan, the hubby, gets two days off for summer holidays (an attempt by his firm to compensate for the madness that is busy season), so we're trying to savor every moment. Few things give me more joy than watching my toddler have fun! I wish you could have seen him go streaking across the park in just his swimming trunks when the water features turned on. So stinkin' cute!

Anyway, back to the real point of this blog... I am infatuated with roasted cauliflower! Jane, from the fabulous This Week for Dinner, shared the idea, and I've been addicted ever since. It's healthy, easy, and seriously so good! The next time I feel like eating pasta, I'm just going to make this instead. :)

Roasted Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower, broken up
a few tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper (fresh ground is best)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Preheat to 400 degrees.

Place cauliflower on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil; add salt and pepper. Toss cauliflower to lightly coat with the oil and seasoning.

Roast for about 25 minutes. Stir once or twice during cooking. Check for doneness with a sharp knife, to the point where you can pierce the cauliflower fairly easily but not to the point of mushiness. Remove from oven and toss with grated parmesan cheese.

*Today was the first time I added a few pieces of broccoli. It roasted better than I was expecting!

...And why not add these photos while I'm at it??

Is it weird to be proud of your child for making off with not one, but two of those people's balls? haha They were actually really nice and let him "play" with them to his heart's content.


Rachel Eve said...

Why don't you post this on your real blog? So cute! I love that Trenton stole those people's balls...funny.

Thanks for the idea with the cauliflower! I never really know what to do with vegetables that's more than just steaming them or boiling them.

Kendall said...

You need to try curry seasoning instead of salt and pepper, it's absolutely delicious. I love roasted cauliflower!

Amy said...

What a beautiful picture of mom and baby! Erica, you and your family are so cute!