I got the recipe for garlic & onion mashed cauliflower from one of the websites that a friend recommended to me. I'm not overly fond of cauliflower to begin with but the thought of it mashed up with a bunch of garlic and other yummy things sounded really good to me. So when Stephanie asked me to have recipes ready for our meal planning session, I thought this might be a good side to have along with some grilled chicken.
I learned a valuable lesson tonight. ALWAYS.READ.THE.RECIPE.BEFORE.YOU.START.COOKING. I had the cauliflower. I had the onion. What more would I need? Oh hey, how about some fresh garlic cloves? Nope. So I substituted garlic powder instead. Coconut creamer? Nada. I used plain old milk. A food processor? Nil. Hello there, Mr. Blender! It could be that this would have been a wonderful side dish if I had done it right. It just ended up being weird. I think it was the texture. It looked just like mashed potatoes but it didn't have the smooth, milky consistency that mashed potatoes have when they are in your mouth. I ate 3 bites before the gag reflex kicked in. Aaron didn't like them either. Xander did or at least he said he did. Zach didn't even try them.
In the words of Brittany from Glee, "I find recipes confusing."