Meet The Parents
Since we moved to St. Louis two weeks ago, we’ve been living with my in-laws. We’ll continue living with them until we close on our house in October. I know what you’re thinking…but I can assure you, it’s not nearly as bad as it sounds. In fact, I couldn’t ask for better in-laws to live with. And I can only imagine that the feeling is mutual
In all seriousness, I’ve been enjoying spending time in my in-laws’ spacious kitchen, whipping up dinner each night. Of course I can’t wait until my own dishes and gadgets aren’t packed away in boxes, but in the mean time, I get to pretend I’m the personal chef of the household. I’ve found that its easier cooking for four people than two, AND I get to experiment with whatever I want, and no matter what, everyone’s just happy there’s a home-cooked meal!
Last night’s dinner was definitely experimental, as I was not convinced that the Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce would be as delicious as Jess over at Cupcakes and Kale claimed. As it turned out, the white beans, steamed cauliflower, and milk pureed together created a creamy sauce that had the look and feel of its sinful counterpart. The original recipe used plain, unsweetened almond milk, making this vegan; I used skim milk in my version. Don’t forget the addition of the bright green kale and sun-dried tomatoes – they made the dish extra healthy and colorful. The best part was that everyone was very pleased with their bowl of pasta with this Faux Alfredo sauce.
The store I was at was out of lacinato kale, so I used curly kale instead…