I’ve avoided writing about what’s going on in Japan. I want this site to be fun, informative and full of joy. Yet it’s hard to make your writing cheerful when your heart is breaking. I was planning a lighthearted post on picky eaters and vegetables, and playing with a way to make cauliflower appealing to children. Instead I just kept thinking “Comfort food, the world needs comfort food.” So I combined the two. This Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe is not only a kid friendly recipe, it combines cheesy cauliflower and macaroni and cheese, two of my favorite comfort foods. It’s also healthy, with cauliflower replacing the pasta and milk instead of heavy cream. If you just want the cauliflower recipe, feel free to skip to the bottom, I understand. If you want to read about my experiences doing disaster relief and how they’ve shaped me as a person, read on.
These enchiladas are simple, affordable, and oh so satisfying. Eric was responsible for bringing a main dish to a work potluck, so I started going through our fridge and freezer trying to decide what I could make that wouldn’t require buying any ingredients. Cooking for a potluck can be tough when you’re on such a tight food budget. I discovered I had everything I needed to make enchiladas except for tomato sauce (to make the enchilada sauce that gets poured over the top). Rather than admit defeat, or buy enchilada sauce, I decided that these would be delicious with salsa on top as well. Guess what, I was right!
Another strawberry dessert! I was needing to use up my strawberries and thinking about what I’d make with them when I walked into our local grocery store and saw angel food cake bars for $1. I looked at the list of ingredients and was surprised to see that it looked like something I could actually make myself (not a bunch of chemical sounding ingredients). So for only $1 I couldn’t resist.