Monday, March 22, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday With Hope Studios

Happy Tuesday friends. Today I am joining Jennifer over at Hope Studios, for her Tutorial Tuesday Linky Party.
I already do a Pie tutorial, so I won't bore you with a pie. I do however make a mean Mashed Cauliflower & Broccoli Casserole. Sometimes my hubby and I skip the meat and just eat this for dinner. He even loves it cold for lunch. So here we go!
Start with some lovely fresh veggies..I make a lot because it is just as easy to do that and have leftovers.
Wash the veggies, break them into florets and place in a large pot with half pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook until just tender. Do not over boil as you will be baking them also. Just soft enough to mash.
Drain and mash with big dollop of mayonnaise, 1/2 stick of butter, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese and salt & pepper to taste. I have substituted lowfat mayo and butters like Smart Balance with good results. If you are making a double batch, just increase the mixins accordingly. Really no wrong way to do this. 
Place in sprayed (Pam) or buttered casserole dish and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until golden and bubbly and you just can't stand it any longer.
You will never have a problem getting your kids to eat their veggies again. This is so good and takes hardly anytime at all.  Oh my gosh.....now I'm hungry! Enjoy and I hope I 'tuted' you properly ;-)
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.



13 comments:

Wanda said...

I make something a little similar, but not mashed and with the addition of sliced carrots. Am anxious to try your version, Janet!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I was looking at the mayo and mashing step thinking "That looks good..." then I saw all the melted cheese! Yum!

Frugal Home Designs said...

This looks delicious. I love the picture in your header. Those birds are so cute.

Dar said...

This sounds wonderful and filling. I will be making a stop at the grocers for fresh produce and will whip this up for supper. My family are huge veggie eaters so this will surely be a hit. Thanks for sharing
BlessYa

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Hi Janet! Thanks for stopping by my blog...this sounds yummy and I just so happen to have everything for it so it sounds like dinner to me! Thanks for sharing, Theresa

Annette said...

Last night I was looking for things to fix while my granddaughter is with us for a week. I don't know if she'll eat this, but I will!!! Thanks!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Good Lord what's not to like about that !!! Cheese with cheese and butter ...sigh........

Lisa Russell said...

This looks SO good, I could eat the whole thing! Yum!

Dar said...

Janet, I just HAD to pop back in and tell you what a hit your veggie bake was...we had it tonight and it was wonderful. The recipe is already in my file. Thank You again for such a great alternative to potatoes. Yummmmm
BlessYa

shelly said...

Thats fantabulous!!! We are doing this crazy diet where we can't have milk or starches....but....we can have cauliflower (just no cheese!) I'm going to have to give this a shot!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That looks amazing!!! I know I'd eat it up. :) Thanks for the visit!

Linda Higgins said...

I love the two veggies cold! Never thought of mashing them together, this I will have to try and serve to Huhoney....:)

Heather said...

Oh my gosh...this looks delicious! You just supplied me with a new side dish for our Easter meal! Thanks, Janet! :)