I really don’t, never cooked it and never buy cauliflower as it is just too big a vegetable when you are only cooking for one.
However, my parents went on holiday early this week, and Mum very kindly emptied her perishables into a bag for me.
I picked up a huge cauliflower.
Not every having made cauliflower cheese before I checked a few online recipes. I did seem to remember my Mummy used to make it as a main course when I was knee high to a grasshopper.
It is lovely to have the luxury of following a recipe. However, with supplies limited I decided to make it up as I went along.
You can all send me your thoughts on what I did wrong.
First I cut the cauliflower into hefty florets and gave them a wash. I then put them into a pan of boiling salted water and left them to cook whilst plumbing cupboards and the fridge for additional ingredients to bulk it up.
So I fried the one red onion I had left with two chopped sticks of rather bendy looking celery and a teaspoon of garlic granules.
I left that to cool and hard boiled 4 eggs (another freebie from Mum's fridge) whilst making a cheese sauce.
Once everything was ready I assembled the cauliflower in a pie dish arranging the quartered eggs in between with the onion and celery over the top. It still looked a little bare, so a tin of tuna and a tin of sweetcorn got dumped in too.
I then covered the lot with the cheese sauce, some bread crumbs over the top and then more cheese.
I then baked the lot for 20 mins at 200. It was sooooo yummy. And by my reckoning should last 4 meals.
This is my favourite type of cooking, the “Ah Hell, Give It A Go Abigail” school of cuisine.
Plus apart from the milk I picked up yesterday, I still have not been back to the supermarket this month.