Remember, this blog is about the journey. That includes successes as well as failures. And there have been many, many failures. Including the disaster that was last night.
Attempted recipe: “Mock” Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Actual recipe: ‘Disgusting’ Garlic Mush Cauliflower
I grabbed this recipe (the attempted recipe) from FoodNetwork.com which was described as being a healthy, yet tasty alternative for mashed potatoes. The recipe received 5 stars and was classified as ‘easy’.
So where or where did I go wrong? The answer is really easy. If you don’t have the appliances that are required for a recipe, there is a high likelihood of disaster. The recipe called for an immersion blender or a food processor. I don’t know what an immersion blender is (oh so much to learn still) and I have a very small food processor. Therefore, I thought it would be a-okay to use my regular old blender as a substitute. No friends, this did NOT work. My end result was roughly chopped, soggy cauliflower. I should have taken a picture, but I was so disappointed I chose to have a mini breakdown instead. Sorry husband.
Moral of the story: Think long and hard if your substitute appliance is really going to cut it (or in this case, blend it) for your recipe.
Secondary moral: No matter how you slice it, cauliflower does not taste like potatoes.