TIME TO GET YOUR TURKEY PLATTERS OUT. A bit early I admit. I'm serving this for Phyl's Thanksgiving Round-Up. Visit his blog (Of Cabbages & King Cakes) for the Round-Up - it's a "full-on turkey dinner for ideas and suggestions when planning your menu" type of Round-Up. With Phyl being the master of ceremonies, guess who's in charge of the big bird?
My contribution to Phyl's Thanksgiving table is neither a tart or pie. It lies somewhere within the side dish category. I call them fancy mashed potatoes. Faux potatoes is yet another I bounce around. Instead of the almighty potato, cauliflower takes center stage. Cooked and then mashed (in either a blender or food processor for smooth texture), the addition of cream cheese and butter are all this dish needs - aside from a dash of salt & pepper. It's a wonderful hybrid selection - and is a quick and easy dish for any occasion. This need not be served in such a fancy way, but after all, Thanksgiving is but once a year, is it not?
Give the lowly cauliflower a try this Thanksgiving - you'll find my recipe right below the Fancy Spoon.