This is a post about complete AMAZEMENT!!!…….. and Cauliflower.
As some of you know and other’s may have guessed, mine is not a house of the most svelte people on earth. It also doesn’t take heavy detective work to realize this is not a low fat household (did you catch the pun?). If the truth be told I am much more open to veggies, sea food and lighter fair, Ray on the other hand is not only picky but wants nothing more than stick to your ribs, meat and potatoe kinds of meals. The truth is, though, we are “maturing” (hell, we are aging and fast) and need to become slightly big time more conscious of our diet. No easy task considering picky boy!!!!
A couple weeks ago, as I was getting ready to leave for work I was half paying attention to the Dr. Oz Show, when they mentioned something about “healthy” Fettucine Alfredo……. cream, egg yolks, butter and cheese…..yea right!!!! What they, Dr. Oz and Dave Lieberman who adapted the recipe, put forth intrigued the Hell out of me!!! Today, while shopping, I put my plan into action….as we were in the produce section I walked over to and looked longingly at a beautiful head of cauliflower;
Ray walks over and says, “are you gonna get that?”,
I respond, “no, you wouldn’t eat it.”,
He says, “get it, I will try it.”,
I think, “SUCKER!!!”.
We get home and get the groceries put away and I start on some pasta dough. Ray asks, “what’s for dinner” “Alfredo” I say. He isn’t a huge fan but he knows it is a favorite of mine so he was outnumbered!! Luckily, he had made a commitment to a neighbor to lend a hand and this gave me complete freedom in the kitchen ( I didn’t have to hide a damned thing I was doing). While he was away I basically followed Dave’s recipe with a couple minor changes.
2TBS Butter instead of 2TBS Olive Oil (let’s not push this health kick thing too far!)
Copious amounts of crushed garlic (can’t live without it)
Fresh Basil and Oregano (just planted the stuff and I am already stripping it bare)
That’s it kids, no other changes. So time for an assessment, I guess.
TOTALLY FREAKIN’ AWESOME!! (My Response)
“This is the best Alfredo you have made.” (Ray’s response)
Bite me Ray, I just made you eat cauliflower!!!!! This is a definite must try, truthfully I would never have known it was made with cauliflower and not cream and egg yolks had I not made it myself…..The best I have ever made? That’s debatable Ray!!!!!