Hello!  There you are!  Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed?  Yeah…I’m having to work on that one too.  I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  We had a family get together on Saturday.  It was good.  It was also very interesting.  We all tried turduckin for the first time.  Have you heard of it?  A turkey, stuffed with a duck and a chicken.  It’s also stuffed with rice and seasoned up wonderfully…down in New Orleans.  It was very good.  It was a very special day…filled with lots of laughter. One of those days that makes thankfulness well up within your heart.

Sooooo…..onto the cauliflower!  Have you heard of it?  Have you seen it all over Pinterest?  Maybe you have already made it!  If so…then I won’t have to try to sell you on it.  I got a wild hair the other day and made it for the kids and I to munch.  It was all gone…quickly!  This has got to be my favorite way to make cauliflower of all time. What is it about roasting veggies in the oven that makes such a transformation in flavor?

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As I do at times, I actually kinda toodled around on Pinterest and then combined a few things that I learned.  I do that.  I try new recipes and then tweak them a tad.  Sorry folks…I guess I have to blaze my own trail.  😉

GARLIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

…Whatcha need:

1 head of cauliflower

extra virgin olive oil

fresh garlic cloves

sea salt

freshly ground pepper

…How ya do it:

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  While you oven is preheating, wash your cauliflower and remove the stalk.  The cut it or break it off into pieces.  Put in a large bowl that will give you plenty of room for tossing.  Peel and mince your fresh garlic and add to the cauliflower.  Drizzle with olive oil and add sea salt and freshly ground pepper.  With a large spoon toss to coat.  Place cauliflower on a baking sheet and roast in oven for thirty minutes…or longer if desired.  YUM!

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I didn’t give measurements for the garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper.  To me…those things are a personal preference.  I like lots of garlic…but you may not.  Same with salt and pepper.  Eyeball it…and knock yourself out.  (Not really.)

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I hope that your Monday doesn’t disappoint, Dirt Roaders.  I hope that you take a moment out in your busy day and find  some time to take a deep breath…and to do something nice for you.  I hope that you also serve others with your whole heart and I hope that the God of every day of the week…fills your heart with His love.  He is so faithful to do that…when we ask.

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p.s.  If you swing by the market and grab some cauliflower for tonight’s supper….let me know whatcha think.  Or…if you have already tried it….I really want to know your opinion!  Leave me a comment!  I love ’em.

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