Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cauliflower "Wings"

I fell off the radar for a while there.  But I'm back.  The writing bug hit me again.  I must apologize, I get into these funks and lose sight of hobbies I love.  One of them being writing. When I was younger I used to get journals and just sit with one open to a blank page, pen in hand, and just sit waiting for something to come to my head to write.  Because I knew there was something to write, I could feel it, but I just wasn't sure what it was immediately every time.  The feeling is back again.  And you are about to be the lucky recipient of these need-to-write moments now. Lucky you!

So this is a photo I posted on Facebook and was asked for the recipe so I figured I would share it with you too!

This was super yummy and really quite simple.

Cauliflower - one head
2 eggs
salt, pepper, garlic
2-3 cups Italian bread crumbs (or breadcrumbs seasoned to taste)
about 1/2 cup Parmesan grated cheese
Butter (for sauteing)
Water (for boiling)

First, cut the cauliflower into chicken wing sizes.  (Yes, this is entirely subjective.  Just go with whatever looks appetizing to you.)  
Boil your wings for 6 or 7 minutes just to soften them up a bit.
Mix the eggs, salt, pepper, and garlic in a bowl.
Put the cauliflower in the bowl with the egg mixture.  It is not necessary to do it one at a time, but don't put so many you can't properly coat them in egg.
Once the cauliflower is coated, put them in a bag with the bread crumbs and Parmesan.  I really only sprinkled a couple handfuls of Parmesan, not much in relation to the amount of bread crumbs used.
Shake them all up so everything is nicely coated.
Saute in butter until they are golden.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!  Hope you all had a ton of fun, got lots of walking done, and a heavy bag of candy to add some resistance. =[:-)B

From my ninja and my vampire, too!
 Other years, I have insisted on having ridiculous professional-type pumpkings.  I carve ghosts, pumpkins, grave stones, etc.  But it was really all kind of compensating for hearing constantly about how I couldn't live up to other people's expectations.  (This all stems from issues in the past - a post for another day.)  But now I see how much more fun it is to just let the kids take a pen and go to town on the pumpkin.  They wanted good, old-fashioned vampire-esque jack-o-lanterns and I was happy to just cut what they drew.  It was faster simpler, and much more fun for all three of us.
This was our first year trick-or-treating with families in the neighborhood.  And I really enjoyed it.  It's nice feeling like part of a community and like I'm doing my part to try to keep the kids connected with their friends while I get friends too!

I hope you guys had fun too!