When daughter Wende invited me over for what is becoming her traditional Thanksgiving supper of Cornish hens cooked over an open fire, I volunteered to bring a side dish. My original choice was Brussels sprouts & sweet potato hash but when I saw Kevin’s recipe for Creamed Cauliflower, I changed my mind.
On his “Closet Cooking” blog, Kevin describes the dish as “A
quick and easy stove-top creamed cauliflower with butter, garlic, parmesan, and
bacon!” I made it by his recipe below
but since I made it ahead of time, I transferred to a dish for reheating at
Wende’s and I used one of his options to add shredded cheese to the top. For the complete list of options and his good
how-to pics, just click on the above link.
But before I get the cauliflower, this is the main event being cooked over the open fire - potatoes and onions in the foil.
4 ounces bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth (or milk or heavy cream)
1/2 cup heavy/whipping cream
1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese),
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds cauliflower (cut into bite sized
Cook the bacon in a large pan, over medium
heat, before setting aside and draining off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon
Add the butter to the pan and let it melt
before adding the onion and cooking until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic and thyme and cook until
fragrant, about a minute.
Add the broth, cream, and cheese, bring to a
simmer and let the cheese melt before seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cauliflower, cover and simmer until
tender, about 15-20 minutes.
Mix the bacon back in.
Pour into a casserole dish (just for me to reheat) and top with shredded cheese.
We had a very good Thanksgiving meal with plenty of food
and good visiting especially with Eliza who was anxious for me to play with her
and her new magnetic tiles. I didn’t get a
shot of the cauliflower until we had served it but I thought it was very good
and I will make it again.
I was too busy playing to get any Eliza pics but here is one her grandmother took while we waited for the food.
Have a great day and thanks for
stopping by Almost Heaven South.
11/23/23 meal date