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Monday, October 3, 2011

And so it begins....

.....During my pregnancy, we signed up for the weekly updates "Your Baby This Week" from  Each week you get an email with an overview of how your baby is growing in any given week and they include a comparison of the size of the baby each week to a vegetable or fruit, for perspective.
Each week I took up the challenge of trying to cook with whatever that vegetable or fruit was each week - for example, when our baby was the size of a lemon, I made lemon chicken.  Seems easy in theory....but just wait until your baby is the size of a rutabaga, now THAT was a challenge.
My favorite recipe from the weekly vegetable extravaganza was the following.  You'll find it's a great substitute for your standard mashed potato or starchy side - it's easy on the chef, yummy on the taste buds and warm and comforting in your belly.

Cauliflower Mash
1 - 2 Heads Fresh Cauliflower (about a pound), washed and chopped finely
1 Cup Water
2 Cups Light Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon Butter, softened
1/4 Cup Skim Milk
1/4 Cup Light Parmesan Cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper to Taste

In a medium saucepan, combine water and cauliflower over medium-high heat. Cover and boil for approximately 14 minutes or until cauliflower is soft enough to easily pierce with a fork.  Remove from heat and drain excess water.  Mash cauliflower by hand with a potato masher until it is a smooth, creamy texture.  Fold in butter, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper.  Serve immediately and sprinkle with parmesean cheese just prior to serving.



  1. I have always wanted to try this! My Mom makes it for my Dad, but I've never tried it. I'll let you know how I make out :)

  2. Sarah just posted your blog on FB! That is such a great with the veggie or fruit from the emails...I got those emails too.

    I am a terrible cook and used to survive on Cereal and Yogurt for dinner but now that Anneliese eats what we eat, I am really trying to cook more! I will definitely check out your blog for new recipe ideas :-)

  3. Congrats on your first post Meg! I am excited to be part of the first group of followers... of which I'm sure there will be many more!

  4. Meg, this is so exciting for you and your readers! I am neither pregnant, (or intend to be...hah!) or do I cook but I will love following your blog for your humor, your pictures and the inventiveness of the idea! Congrats and best wishes to you and your precious family.

  5. Thanks everyone for your support! Be on the look out for weekly posts with more recipes (and photos next time!) and ramblings!

  6. Great idea Meg, can't wait to read more. I use Greek Yogurt instead of the sour cream, can't wait to make yours.

  7. That's a hilarious way to celebrate the progress each week! Thanks for the chuckle (and the recipe). Stopping by from #bloggy past!

  8. @amorninggrouch -thank you! I will be stopping by your blog shortly:-)

  9. What a fun idea!! That's a great way to incorporate new veggies or fruits into your diet, when that nutrition is so important. :)

  10. Wow! I'm impressed! When I was pregnant (especially with my first) it was a good day if I could throw a Stoffers meal in oven. I've had a version of the recipe above and it is delish!

    Thanks so much for sharing your first post with us for Ghosts of Blogging Past! :)