|The cauliflower is yellow though not as much as the patty pans. Some years the cauliflower is more orange. Many of these ingredients will be in tonight's Moms dinner|
As it was hot out, I took a water break at my favorite nursery (not much to look at now) but it is also a farmstand having acres nearby devoted to corn, cauliflower and peppers of various sorts. Lots of kinds of squash too. Starting in mid-September, I hound them regularly about the availability of their cheddar cauliflower but it was there yesterday, almost a full month before last year. It tastes especially sweet and I assume the carotene gives it more vitamins. But somehow it seems paler than years past. I hurried back to get my car and money still all sweaty from my ride. Along with the cauliflower, I got lots of peppers, their especially sweet corn, roma tomatoes along with a few other things.. On the dirt road shortcut going home (my scenic beauty road) I passed a string of ten Model Ts with elderly drivers tooling down the road. A strange sight.
Some things taste better prepared a day in advance. In that spirit, I made the homemade sangria already and did lots of chopping and slicing for a salad using the corn, peppers, tomatoes and quinoa. Left to prepare is steaming the cauliflower and making the main dish..a surprise for the few readers who will attend. Moms group hasn't been at my house since our Xmas party. This is our post-partum support group for 35 year old babies. Usually I am the dessert lady but since I am hosting, I provide the main dish along with a few sides. Unfortunately my dreams of us eating outside will dashed by storms. Plus it will be very hot. But I am looking forward to seeing the Moms and the fun that usually ensues. Not looking forward to trying to make this house a tad more presentable and persuading Steve to disassemble his make shift office in the dining room.
I have since dug up a photo of cheddar cauliflower I purchased 2 years ago. Is it more yellow here?