Mashed Cauliflower for One

Meatloaf and Mashed Cauliflower

Here’s my dinner for one, meatloaf and mashed pota- I mean, cauliflower! (And wild, feral oregano! Thanks to my wife for that one.)

Mashed Cauliflower for One

You need something to go with that Meatloaf for One, right? And while you can mash potatoes, consider that mostly, with a potato, you’re not getting a lot of bang for your buck. Empty calories, easy carbs, and your blood sugar goes up. Now, unless you’ve ever had these before, please don’t go off half-cocked about mashed cauliflower. The taste is mild, the consistency is right, and you’re getting all kinds of vitamins up in your grill. (Okay, my street cred is a little on the shady side, but take my word for it, these are good, and good for you!)

Credit to Diane Carpender for the idea and the recipe. Her stuff is awesome. Please check her out sometime.

Mashed Cauliflower

1 1/2 to 2 cups cauliflower, fresh or frozen
1 to 2 tbls butter, margarine, sour cream, etc.
Salt and pepper

Steam or microwave the cauliflower. Make sure it’s soft.
Drain it and put it in the food processor or the blender and blend until smooth. This may take a minute, so be patient.
Add topping and salt and pepper to taste.

If you’re adventurous, try adding a tablespoon of cream. That stuff’s the bomb.

If you’re crazy wild for adventure, try adding the cream and another tablespoon of cream cheese! Whoa. Rich and thick and creamy? And it’s a vegetable? Sign me up.

What, you want gravy? Jeez, give me a second, alright? Gravy for one. You got it. Keep your ears peeled.

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