It has been a week here so far. Between the temperatures alternating from 45-80 within just a few days, rain, Wonderful Husband working almost constantly, and still attempting to sleep train Little Littles. It feels like it should be Friday, of next week, already.
However, we have been trying to stick to our routine and keep the house tidied, the laundry done, and such. Which includes dinner.
I will be the first to admit that I get really lazy when Wonderful Husband is away when it comes to dinner. I see no need to waste perfectly good ingredients on amazing meals when my kids have no appreciation for what I make. They’d much rather have a chicken patty and some green beans than anything else. But, we got the opportunity on Tuesday to make something super yummy because Wonderful Husband was going to be home for a few hours! Yay!
I wanted to keep it meat free due to our dwindling supply in the freezer, but I wanted it to be delicious and not TASTE meat free.
So I settled on Cauliflower bites.
This is a new thing that was recently introduced to me by a friend. Instead of using chicken nuggets or wings or whatever, you use chunks of cauliflower instead! The result is actually really delicious and filling. Even WH said it was pretty good.
So here is my take on BBQ Cauliflower Bites, designed to taste similar to boneless wings.
1/2 Cup (and then some) Milk
1 Head of Cauliflower
1. Preheat oven to 400. Chop the cauliflower into bite size pieces- I find its easier to pull it apart and let the heads separate naturally.
2. Rinse well.
3. Whisk the flour, milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together in a medium size bowl adding splashes of milk until it is a consistency similar to pancake batter. You don’t want it too thick or it clumps on the cauliflower, but you don’t want it too runny or it runs off all over your baking sheet.
4. Toss the cauliflower in the flour/milk mixture until well coated. Spread on a lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
5. Remove cauliflower from the baking sheet, toss in BBQ sauce, replace on the baking sheet, and bake for another 20 minutes.
I served ours up with french fries, carrot sticks, and celery. Just like in a pub!
I am already thinking of how I can make this next time, and am considering using my maple mustard on a few. Yummmm!