With the holidays right around the corner you may be looking up recipes in cookbooks, on Pinterest, or in your treasured recipe box that’s full of family favorites. I received a nice wooden recipe box a few years ago for Christmas and my goal is to get a bunch of my family’s recipes and Kevin’s too and put them in there. It makes me happy to look through them and think about their history and how they have been passed down from generation to generation. It’s also fun to make them and eat them too!
That all being said, this recipe is a new one that will be added to the recipe box. Kevin’s brother Jim came across this recipe at a potluck about a year ago. It is so easy to make and is absolutely delicious! You mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and then bake it for an hour (stirring occasionally). It’s a side dish that goes with a lot of different foods. I happened to make it the other night along with the a sweet potato casserole and a leg of lamb.
A good friend of mine, Kristin from Local Food Mom, raises Horned Dorset sheep in Ohio and she gave me this quick and easy recipe for a leg of lamb. It was perfect to throw in the slow cooker and then I made it into sandwiches, which was a suggestions of hers. Here’s the recipe: rub salt, pepper, and garlic powder all over the leg of lamb. Place in the slow cooker and toss in a little chicken or beef broth (I used chicken). Let it roast away (I did mine on low) until it falls apart. How easy is that? I then sliced it and put it on buns with a little BBQ sauce to take to Kevin, his uncle, and his parents who were all out helping him with harvest that night along with some of the cauliflower and sweet potato casserole. The recipe for the roasted cauliflower is at the bottom! Enjoy!
Yesterday was the beginning of the #Thankful4Ag campaign! As I mentioned before, I am teaming up with Bayer CropScience who is partnering with Feeding America to help bring awareness and raise money for people and families who struggle with hunger. This time of the year is really special for families when they get together and celebrate the holidays, a lot of the times these gatherings are centered around food. But 1 out of every 6 people in America are facing hunger issues. So to help with this, every time someone goes to the Thankful 4 Ag website and creates a digital meal with four of his or her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, Bayer will donate 10 meals to Feeding America.
Please join the cause to help raise money for families across the United States to enjoy a warm meal this holiday season. Thank you!
- 6 cups cauliflower florets (about two heads of cauliflower)
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Toss to coat evenly.
- Place in a large baking dish. (This looks like a lot, but the cauliflower bakes down a lot!)
- Bake at 450 degrees for an hour, stirring every once in a while. Enjoy!