Tonight's dinner was pretty darn delish, and super duper easy to make. I highly recommend you give it a try, you only need about an hour and then dinner will be on the table.
As an aside, I decided to make the cheesy garlic cauliflower mash because we're trying to be a little healither but at the same time I have a great love for potatoes, mashed potatoes in particular. I read an article in the latest issue of Rachel Ray's cooking magazine about mashed cauliflower and it sounded sooo yummy so I thought we'd give it a try.
Okay, so before you begin you dinner of awesome you'll need to pick up your ingredients.
- meat! (I usually plan on 1/2 lb per person and will typically choose tenderloin)
- 1/4 cup mushrooms
- 1/4 cup red pepper (you can use green but I feel like the green peppers have a really overpowering taste)
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1/2 a tomato
- seasoning!!! (I like Angelo's BBQ rub, it's awesome and super spicy!)
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1/4 cup garlic jack cheese
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1tbsp butter
- 1 bag of whatever grocery store salad you'd enjoy
- salt and pepper to taste
- aluminum foil
- cookie sheet
All right, so now that you have everything you need here's what you do.
Step 1 - Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. While the oven is heating up chop your onion, red pepper, tomatoes and mushrooms into large chunks. (You can really throw any veggie you want in here.) Go ahead and chop up your head of cauliflower and set it aside. Now cut up your chosen meat into kebab sized chunks.
Step 2 - Lay our a large sheet of aluminum foil and place your large chunks of meat on your foil. Toss your seasoning for the meat over the top of the chunks and roll them around a little to get them nice and coated. Now place the mushrooms, onions, red peppers and tomatoes over the top of the chunks of meat and place another piece of foil over the top of your yummy creation. Roll up all the sides of your aluminum steamer and place the foil steamer on the cookie sheet and place it in the oven. (You'll let this cook for about 35 minutes.)
Step 3 - Butter the bottom of your steamer so it doesn't burn your cauliflower and toss your cut up cauliflower in the steamer and start it a' steaming!
Step - 4 While your cauliflower is steaming and your faux-babs are baking go ahead and clean up your mess, and then cut up about 1/4 cup of your garlic jack cheese. Get out your blender and get ready. Mix your bag o' salad and set aside.
Step 5 - Your faux-babs should be awesome, so pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and place it on top of the stove to sit for a minute. Don't open the foil container yet though, wait until right before you serve it. While the faux-babs are sitting toss your cauliflower in the blender with the garlic jack cheese and 1/4 cup of whipping cream, add some salt and pepper to taste and BLEND!!!!! And now you're ready!
Serve and eat your awesome meal!!!!!