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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thanksgiving Roundup Cauliflower Potatoes



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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

– mike




11 comments:

Nancy/n.o.e said...

OMW Mike! Could this post be any more creative? I think not! I love the recipe card at the end. Love. We're avoiding potatoes these days and I have yet to try mashed cauliflower, but now I have the perfect recipe! (and your way of serving is genius; leaving more room on the Thanksgiving plate for turkey, dressing, etc, etc!!!)

TeaLady said...

I LOVE faux mashed potatoes. When we did low-carb these were one of our favs. Glad to see others like them too. Makes good faux potato salad too.

Love your additions to the party (Name plate, etc.)

gaaarp said...

Wow, those look great! And I love the creativity of your post. I borrowed the place card for the top of the roundup.

Thanks!!

Peggy said...

I am definitely going to try this dish. OMW it sounds divine. Thanks for sharing.

Kris' Kitchen said...

Great recipe card. I love cauliflower and will love trying your recipe.

Tracey said...

I always love the extra little touches in your posts Mike! I made something very similar a few years ago, and really loved it.

Elaine said...

What a beautiful post! I love the place setting and recipes cards and your photos just put me in the mood for Thanksgiving. You are so very creative. I have been wanting to try your cauliflower dish and I simply must do it this year. Thanks for the Thanksgiving inspiration, Mike!

Di said...

Interesting idea! I wonder if I could sneak these by my girls... And I may have to hire you to make a badge for the cookie exchange. =)

Kayte said...

As always, I don't know which I find more enchanting, your recipes, your take on the recipes, or your creative blogwork. It's always just wonderful stopping by. Great choice!

MyFudo™ said...

I knew it! My Thanksgiving dinner will be so perfect, both in taste and in presentation. I will have everything in white. This Cauliflower treat will be part of it. Very appropriate and not so difficult to prepare. Thanks for posting this...I owe you big time.

Kenn said...

I first learned of "faux mashed potatoes" when on the Southbeach Diet. I LOVE them!! I think it's a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving table!