Mr. Prevention is not allowed to pick the next movie we watch together. His track record over the past many months has been…a losing one. Like, he can’t even blame me for tweeting my way through the movie, or even getting up to leave him watching solo.
Personally, I’m of the opinion that while all too predictable, a good chick flick is always an acceptable choice. One of my favorites? How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days. Yes, I think Matthew McConaughey is fun to look at…but I love the movie for the bullshit scene. Pardon my language — but the scene where they’re playing cards with his family. It’s classic…and it reminds me of my family all too much. Unfortunately, I don’t think Mr. Prevention finds my family’s antics as endearing as Kate Hudson found Matthew McConaughey’s in the movie.
That bullshit scene in the movie is almost like a game of “what’s for dinner tonight?” in my house. Last night, there was a near meltdown over couscous. Do I even need to say that he LIKED the couscous? The food he has declared adamant hatred for.
He says it was the tomatoes, dill, and red onion mixed in. I say bullshit.
The man just isn’t that hard to please. Kind of like me and movies…except I hit home runs with meals and he strikes out with movies.
Because I feared the groans over cauliflower as an entree, I made these Cauliflower Buffalo Wings while Mr. Prevention was in China last week. His work trips allow me the time to chip away at my “Make While Mark is Away” list.
However, I will be making this one again. It was wing-y enough that I can’t imagine him NOT loving these faux wings. I was about drenched in sweat from the heat and ate every last piece of celery I had washed and cut, but Mr. Prevention…well, he’d be all over that. The hotter the better, it seems. I wasn’t expecting the world with these “buffalo wings”, but I was really happy with the result…especially since they were so incredibly easy to prepare.
1 head cauliflower
1 cup fat-free milk
¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Trim the heat of cauliflower into pieces; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together milk, flour and garlic powder.
Dip each piece of cauliflower into the batter and allow the extra batter to dip off. Place on a greased baking sheet. Spray the tops of the florets with cooking oil. Bake for 18 minutes.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Mix together melted butter and Frank’s hot sauce.
Toss cooked cauliflower pieces with sauce.
Yield: 6 appetizer servings (about 5 pieces)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 79 calories; 1.7 g. fat; 1 mg. cholesterol; 293 mg. sodium; 13.8 g. carbohydrate; 3.8 g. fiber; 4.7 g. protein; 4.3 g. sugar
Result: SPICY!!! This had great flavor and good texture. While certainly not a replacement for wings, it’s a healthy way to enjoy buffalo wing flavor while getting in your veggies! Simple to make and great for entertaining!
Today looks…manageable. Even though I’m hobbling around after 2 boot camps this week!