2 sickish kids and dinner to make…..its Shake and Bake time. Its my dirty little secret but yes I do occasionally make Shake and Bake. I know its gross and full of salt and other gross things I cant pronounce, but I love it. And its fast and that was what I needed tonight. I had already made chicken noodle soup for lunch so I wasn’t in the mood to cook. I had picked a recipe that involved pounding out the chicken and I was in no mood. So my trashy chicken was on the menu….WITH the best side dish ever. If you have never tried Cauliflower mash you must do it NOW!!!!! And don't try to tell me you don't like cauliflower. If I made these for you, you wouldn't even know they weren't potatoes.
and Original Recipe
1 head cauliflower
1 tablespoon cream cheese , softened
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tablespoons butter
Put a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.
Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces.
Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done.
Drain well; do not let cool and dry them in a large bowl by putting paper towel in, pour the cauliflower in and then put another towel on top.
In the bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.
Put butter in and when melted stir.
**You can also add roasted garlic, bacon & cheddar, broccoli & cheddar, fresh chives anything you would do to regular potatoes.