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“Bring a vegetable”

22 Dec

I’m at my parents’ house for the holidays, so I don’t anticipate doing much cooking for a little while– we’ve been eating out a lot, and for the big Christmas meal, we’re going to my aunt’s house. My mom asked my aunt if she should bring anything, and to my mom’s surprise, my aunt said “yes, bring a vegetable.” My mom was just being polite by asking, but now is practically in a panic because she doesn’t know what to bring. She does not cook very often and has a very limited repertoire. In fact, one of her few specialties is deviled eggs (YUM), but she just recently suffered defeat in an intense workplace deviled egg competition. As a result, she has vowed to never make them again, despite my insistence that her eggs are amazing.

But I will help her out and browse for good recipes (suggestions welcome!), and then whip something up for Christmas. It’s just hard to know even where to start, because “vegetable” is so vague.

All I know is that I have suddenly become obsessed with cauliflower– an underestimated vegetable, in my opinion. I randomly bought some a few weeks ago, boiled it, buttered it, and seasoned it with salt and pepper– and viola! A masterpiece. Since then I’ve been buying it every week. Go out and buy some yourself– appreciate the cauliflower!

I’m just not sure if it’s right for a holiday meal. Unless maybe I roast it…roasted vegetables spell the holidays for me. Yes, there’s an idea.