It was broccoli and cauliflower pureed with a cheese sauce, and it was yummy enough that even I liked to sneak a little. Somehow, it didn't actually taste like vegetables. It tasted like... well, like junk food (is that even possible?). Maybe it was the cheese sauce.
Today, I resurected some of that recipe - without the puree this time around - and it was awesome.
What you will need:
Cauliflower, butter, flour, milk, shredded cheese and any desired seasonings.
You'll have to forgive me, because I didn't measure anything I did today, so instead I'll give you my best guesses.
Original Cheese Sauce recipe:
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1/3 cup grated cheese
Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour to make a rue. Gradually stir in the milk, bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes until thickened and smooth. Stir in the grated cheese until melted.
I used half the bag of cauliflower, steaming it in the microwave for 6 minutes. Fresh would be even better, but I don't keep it on-hand anymore... maybe I should. I made about half the recipe for cheese sauce, adding a pinch of garlic salt and thyme. And, since I didn't measure it out at all, probably a LOT more cheese than this recipe calls for. It left me with a pretty hefty cheese-to-cauliflower ratio, but that might be part of what made it so delicious.
The result? It's veggie mac-and-cheese, made to order. Life as we know it may never be the same.