A Healthy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s always a time of indulgence. Between the potatoes, stuffing, mac and cheese, pumpkin pie and of course the turkey, who could even think about eating “healthy?"
This year I decided I want to cook for Thanksgiving, a very small dinner, probably my mom, aunt and possibly my grandmother (who is also an aunt but don’t ask,) will stop by and hangout, spend some time at my house, play games you know? The family shebang.
But with that, I want to make sure I can eat as healthy as possible without sacrificing flavor, so I’ve been experimenting with different recipes from now so come Thanksgiving they are perfected and ready to go.
So let me start off by saying that this isn’t my recipe it’s my friend Charlene’s. But not exactly because I really don’t know how she made it, so I put a twist on it. I don’t even know what to call it actually, so I gave it a name:
“The not-so mac and cheese”
1 block of sharp cheddar cheese
2 tlbsp of butter
1 cup of milk
Salt and pepper (your own measure)
Bread crumbs (your own measure)
A head of cauliflower
Boil down the cauliflower for about 10 – 15 minutes, add milk and butter in a cup and stick it in the microwave for about three minutes and grate the cheese. Find a pan to put the cauliflower in, add the salt and pepper, pour the melted and butter over the cauliflower, add the grated cheese and the cover the top in breadcrumbs. Stick it in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes and then it’s time to eat.
Yes, cauliflower no macaroni in this “mac and cheese” How great is that? I mean I even fooled my mother and told her it was mac and cheese to get her opinion and she loved it. Check her reaction here:
**She didn’t know Graham’s name clearly and he’s clearly NOT overweight anymore**
Try it out and let me know if you guys like it. Send me your healthy Thanksgiving recipe; I would love to try it.
Once again this is not my recipe, it was Charlene’s, I just tweaked it, so thank you Charlene.